This hearty African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew is a stick to your bones soup that's ultra comforting and flavorful! It's healthy and vegetarian too!
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and continue to cook for one minute.
Add the tomatoes, undrained, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, vegetable broth, brown sugar, ginger, cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
Scoop out about 2-3 cups of the soup, with a small amount of broth and puree in a blender until smooth. Do not overfill your blender. Do it in batches, so you don't get sprayed with hot soup. Return to the pot and stir until thickened. Serve with chopped peanuts and homemade croutons on top.