Taste of Senegal: Discovering the Maafe Recipe

Dish recipes: Maafe
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Embark on a culinary adventure with our Maafe recipe, a flavorful journey to the heart of Senegal. Also known as groundnut stew, Maafe boasts a rich combination of tender meat, hearty vegetables, and the nutty allure of peanuts a true celebration of West African cuisine.


2 lbs beef chunks (lb: 0.9, kg: 0.4)

1 cup peanut butter

2 large onions, finely chopped

4 tomatoes, diced

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 eggplants, diced

4 cups beef broth

1/2 cup tomato paste

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot, brown beef chunks in vegetable oil until seared on all sides. Add chopped onions and cook until softened. Stir in diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Pour in beef broth and bring to a simmer. Add sweet potatoes and simmer until they start to soften. Stir in peanut butter, ensuring it is well incorporated into the broth. Add diced eggplants and continue simmering until all ingredients are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Serve Maafe hot, allowing the aroma of peanuts and spices to tantalize your senses. Pair it with rice or couscous for a complete West African dining experience.

Let the warmth of Maafe transport you to the vibrant markets of Senegal, where the air is filled with the enticing fragrance of West African spices.