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Mafé, Senegalese Stew

Mafe (Maafe) – Senegalese Peanut Stew
"Mafe (or Maafe) is a popular Senegalese stew made in a spicy, creamy peanut and tomato sauce"


This is a mouthwatering and appetizing dish is one that you will not get enough of!

Try this popular Senegalese stew made in a spicy, creamy peanut and tomato sauce.




  • 1kg stew beef
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups stock/broth



  1. Wash beef and cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Pour olive oil into a pan on medium heat.
  3. Add beef, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, and a pinch of salt, and saute for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Chop the onions and bell pepper.
  5. Add onions and red bell pepper and saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Add tomato paste and stir.
  7. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add water, stock, and bouillon, cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  9. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. Add peanut butter and stir till it is dissolved.
  11. Let it cook till it thickens, roughly 2-5 minutes.
  12. Serve with cauliflower rice and enjoy!



  • If you use beef for your peanut stew, cut it into smaller pieces before sautéing, to cut down on your cooking time.
  • You can adjust the cayenne pepper to your desired preference. To increase the heat, add a whole habanero pepper after adding the stock.
  • After adding the peanut butter, you can add a little water if the stew is too thick.

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