Easy Slow Cooker West African Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew

We're using Organic Grains quinoa in this spiced African inspired stew. The recipe is simple to make in a slow cooker for the busy bustle of your life.
African Sweet Potato stew

Welcome Organic Grains Quinoa to our recipe selections on the Panhandle Milling blog! This grain is one of the most visually appealing on your plate or in your soup. It’s such a gorgeous color, adding a rich, earthy depth to any dish. Organic Grains Quinoa is an excellent source of natural protein and fiber and is considered a super-grain because of its nutritional balance.

Inspired by groundnut soups eaten throughout West Africa, this nourishing soup featuring sweet potatoes is an appealing blend of savory and sweet flavors. This stew is a taste of the traditional spicy tomato peanut base. It is warm, elegant, and served as a main dish or a unique and flavorful appetizer at any dinner party. Each serving has only 350 calories but still provides 5 grams of fiber and 23 grams of protein, making it a healthy choice any time of the year!

African Peanut Sweet Potato Turkey Quinoa Stew

1 can, 15 oz., Tomato Sauce
¼ cup Chunky Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp. Cinnamon
¼ tsp. Smoked Paprika
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
2 medium Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lb. Turkey, cooked and diced (optional)
1 cup Organic Grains White or Red Quinoa, rinsed
3 cups Chicken stock


2-3 Tbsp. Chopped peanuts
½ cup Fresh cilantro, chopped


Place all the stew ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cook covered on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Add fresh cilantro and peanuts in the last few minutes of cooking and top with additional chopped peanuts.

Nutritional Facts:

Yield 8 servings, 350 calories, 11 g fat, 38 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein