Mafe from Senegal

Mafe From Senegal Recipe

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Jan Mullikin


Mafe is a great meat dish served over rice and especially good for large groups of people. Surprisingly, the ingredients include peanut butter--but you don't taste it at all! Last time I made this for a mission fair at our church and of all the foods from different countries--they loved the Mafe and Yassa best! The gravy over the meat is very creamy.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
30 Min


3 Tbsp
peanut oil if you have it (or vegetable oil)
2 lb
round steak cut into cubes (if you like lamb you could use lamb)
onions, finely chopped
1 can(s)
(small) tomato sauce
1 can(s)
chopped tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
chile pepper, diced or ground red pepper to taste
2 c
diced okra, or cubed potato
1 c
creamy peanut butter
2 c
cubes beef bouillon

How to Make Mafe from Senegal


  • 1Heat oil in large skillet; add onions and meat. Saute until done.
  • 2Add all remaining ingredients except the peanut butter and water. Simmer until all are tender (about 30 minutes). Add water if it gets dry.
  • 3Reduce heat. Add the peanut butter and water. Serve over rice.

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About Mafe from Senegal

Course/Dish: Beef