Ground Nut Turkey Stew

Ground Nut Turkey Stew

Ground nuts, peanuts, call them what you will, they’re a great way to add protein to a tasty low cost dinner.


  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 orange or yellow pepper, diced
  • 250g monkey nuts (or shelled peanuts)
  • 500 turkey breast, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 1 pint chicken stock
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable or sunflower oil


  1. Warm some oil in a large, deep-sided pan and fry the chopped onions, peppers and garlic for a few minutes until just soft. Mix with the peanuts and stock and whiz the whole lot in a blender or food processor to make a rough paste.
  2. Meanwhile, warm a little more oil in the pan you used to cook the vegetables. Cut the meat into chunks and brown on all sides.
  3. Put the vegetable paste back in the pan and add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, peanut butter and cayenne pepper. Bring to the boil, stirring frequently, then turn the heat down and gently simmer the stew for about 45 minutes until the meat is tender. Serve with plain boiled rice.
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