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2 Habanero Peppers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce (Benin)

This Spicy Peanut Sauce from Benin is a delicious staple in Benin's African cuisine. It can be enjoyed on meat, rice, potatoes, or vegetables, and is a great choice for spicing up any meal! 
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Course: sauce
Cuisine: benin
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • ½ Large, Yellow Onion , I used a Vidalia onion
  • 1/2 Habanero pepper, more or less to taste
  • 1 Beef bouillon cube
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ½ cup Creamy all natural peanut butter, I prefer Smuckers Brand


  • Blend onion and habanero pepper together in a blender until smooth. 
  • In a frying pan on the stove, use oil to fry the blended onion and pepper with tomato paste, salt, and bouillon cube. Fry for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add peanut butter and water to the pan. Mix to combine. 
  • Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Use to top meat, vegetables, rice, or potatoes. Enjoy! 
  • Leave a comment on this post to tell me what you think! 


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