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2 Habanero Peppers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
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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! 
Course sauce
Cuisine benin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 266kcal


  • ½ Large, Yellow Onion I used a Vidalia onion
  • ½ 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! 
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Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg