Sarah Purgus Groundnut Stew (Ghana)

1 cup chopped onions browned in oil (coconut, safflower, or ghee)

1 head garlic

3 cups of fresh tomatoes (or 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce)

2-3 cups water or stock

2 cups of cubed sweet potatoes (or sweet winter squash)

1/2 cup peanut butter – mix with warm stock separately then add

1 tsp cumin

1 1/2 tsp coriander

dash of black pepper

salt to taste


Combine ingredients in soup pot and simmer until sweet potatoes are soft. Serve with rice and optional toppings… fresh diced onions, fresh diced tomatoes, toasted coconut, boiled eggs, oranges, bananas.