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Catholic Recipe: Mafé

    INGREDIENTS

  • oil
  • 1-2 lbs lamb (chicken or beef can be used)
  • 1-2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tabl. tomato paste or 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2-4 tomatoes, cut into sections
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 hot chile pepper or ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1 or more chopped vegetables: cabbage, carrot, eggplant, potato, squash, sweet potato, turnip
  • 1 cup peanut butter (natural, unsweetened)
  • 1-2 cups water, or beef broth or stock
  • Details

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin: Africa

Also Called: Mafe, Maffé, Maffe, or Maafe

This traditional dish is one of the many variations of the African Groundnut Stew. It is often made with lamb or mutton (as is presented here); it can also be made with fowl, fish (fresh or dried) or in a vegetarian version. The basic Mafé recipe calls for: meat; onion; oil; tomato paste; peanut (or peanut butter); a vegetable or two, chile pepper, salt, black pepper, and water.

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in a large cooking pot or dutch oven. Sauté the meat and onions over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.

Add all remaining ingredients except the peanut butter and water. Simmer until all ingredients are tender (maybe thirty minutes). Add water if it becomes completely dry.

Reduce heat. Add the peanut butter. Stir. Add water or beef broth as needed to make a smooth sauce.

Serve over Rice.

Recipe Source: Information from Various Websites
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