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October 24, 2015

Mafé 0 5 0

Mafé (or Mafe, Maffé, Maffe, or Maafe) is similar to making countless variations of African groundnut or peanut stews. Mafé, however, has its own uniqueness and personality which has been undoubtedly imparted to it by the Wolof people of Gambia and Senegal where Mafé is said to originate.



800 g of beef

200 g of peanut butter

1100 ml of water

2-5 teaspoons of oil

2 large sticks of carrots


2 large onions

variety of peppers (bell peppers, African Birds Eye chillies and green West African peppers)


1Heat oil in a pot until hot

2Add meat and Sauté for about 10 minutes

3Add half the onions and stir for 5 minutes

4Add the peppers and and continue to stir for another 5 minutes

5Add salt to taste

6Add tomato paste and leave to stand stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes

7Add the water and leave to stand stirring occasionally for 15 minutes

8Add carrots, potatoes and broccoli and continue to cook for 5 minutes

9Add the peanut butter or groundnut paste, stirring it in well. After about 15 minutes the reddish coloured oil will surface on top of the stew indicating that the stew is cooked and the heat can be switched off allowing it to simmer slowly.


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