Turkey Peanut Stew


A cup of peanut butter lends a luscious, creamy texture to this African turkey stew recipe. Top each bowl with fresh, vibrant cilantro leaves, crispy green onions, and a small handful of salty peanuts.

Turkey Peanut Stew
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
11-1/2 cups


  • 6 green onions, whites and green parts separated, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon coconut or canola oil

  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 14.5 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup cubed, peeled sweet potato

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ 6 ounce can tomato paste (1/3 cup)

  • 3 cup shredded cooked turkey

  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¾ cup chopped lightly salted peanuts


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven cook white parts of green onions and sweet pepper in hot oil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, red pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and sweet potato. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  2. Ladle about 1 cup hot broth into a medium bowl. Whisk in peanut butter until smooth. Whisk in tomato paste.

  3. Add turkey, peanut butter mixture, and tomatoes to Dutch oven. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro. Top with green onion slices and peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
27g Fat
27g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1094mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 27.1mg 136%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 802mg 17%
Folate, total 43.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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