Recipe Time: Traditional Peanut Butter Beef Stew from Zimbabwe

Peanut butter is one of the most loved and used ingredients in colorful Zimbabwean cuisine. Many of the country’s traditional dishes include this flavorful spread as a way to add a surprising yet incredibly delicious twist to more popular recipes. Today, we’re cooking a scrumptious peanut butter beef stew from Zimbabwe. Here’s the recipe!

Recipe Time: Traditional Peanut Butter Beef Stew from Zimbabwe Ingredients

  • 12 oz Beef blade
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp peanut butter
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 ½ cups of water

How to Make the Peanut Butter Beef Stew, Zimbabwe Style

Jar of Smooth Peanut Butter

Step 1

Chop the tomato and onion, and mince the cloves of garlic. Grab a pot and heat the oil over medium heat. Add the beef blade and season with salt. Stir fry it until it gets nice and brown, then add water and reduce the heat, letting it simmer until the meat gets tender.

Step 2

Add the garlic and fry for about 30 seconds. Then, add the onions. Stir well and let it all cook for about two minutes before adding the chopped tomato. Stir well and cover the pot with a lid so the stew can simmer until the tomatoes are cooked (typically about three minutes).

Step 3

Add the peanut butter and stir again. Add a little bit of water and let it simmer with the lid on for another five to seven minutes until all flavors mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary, and your peanut butter beef stew is ready to serve. Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Beef Stew served with white rice Once your beef stew is ready, feel free to serve it like they do in Zimbabwe. This means adding sadza (pap) or even rice. You can add carrots and greens, too. So, next time you have some beef in the freezer and leftover peanut butter in the pantry, don’t hesitate to give this delicious recipe a try!

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Explore the Culture in Barranco Here

Start your trip by embracing the city’s vibrant culture. The first spot on the list to visit Bridge of Sighs – one of the most famous landmarks of the neighborhood – also do not forget to make a wish and then hold your breath to cross this 100-foot bridge -because legend has it that your wish will come true. To experience the street art – just take a walk down the neighborhood. To immerse yourself a little deeper in the culture, visit the MATE museum housed in a 19th-century mansion. To carry some souvenirs with you, visit Dédalo Arte y Artesanías – and explore their amazing collection of Peruvian crafts, jewelry, decor, furniture, and more.

Where and What to Eat in Barranco

Start your gastronomic journey by visiting El Muelle to eat some lip-smacking ceviche, a local dish, and they also offer ceviche-making lessons. Also, try out some local cuisines here like causa – a local cold dish of yellow mashed potatoes with fillings inside. Don’t miss out on chicha morada while you are there – a traditional nonalcoholic drink made out of purple corn and pineapple with added species like cinnamon and clove. Also, pay Juanito de Barranco a visit to try out drinks like pisco sour. Make sure you don’t skip Isolina, an eatery keeping the forgotten recipes from past generations alive.

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The AC Hotel Lima Miraflores offers ocean views and dining on the rooftop – making it one of the best places to stay during your visit. It is also located at a walkable distance from all the famous eateries and retail shops. If you want to enjoy the city view and twinkling lights at night – then Westin Lima Hotel is also a very good option.