Slow Cooker African Stew - Wellness Cooking Academy

Looking for a warm meal to come home to after a long day at work?  This slow cooker African stew is perfect! It’s very simple, and can be customized however you like it (vegetarian, spicy, etc.).  Just prep everything in the morning (or the night before) and toss it in the crockpot; it’s that simple!


  • 1 Can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 Can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Bunch of kale, chopped
  • 1 Parsnip, roughly chopped
  • 1 Red pepper, chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2-cup Coconut milk
  • Homemade veggie broth (I made that a week ago and kept it in the fridge, but boxed is fine)
  • ½ Teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 Cup of TVP (textured veggie protein)
  • Chili powder, to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low all day (at least 6-8 hours)
  2. Add chopped or whole roasted peanuts in at the very end and garnish with chives

There are lots of ways that you can mix up this recipe, too!  For example, if you don’t want to go the vegetarian route, replace the textured veggie protein with ground beef or turkey!  You could also add more chili powder if you like your food a bit spicier.

We’d love for you to give it a try and let us know how you like it in the comments below!  Did you add your own spin to this delicious, African stew?

Jenny Eden Burk - creator of slow cooker african stew recipe

Jenny Eden Berk

Contributed by: Jenny Eden Berk, MSEd

Title: Certified Eating Psychology Coach

Business: Jenny Eden Coaching





*  Image above: Oval Crock Pot by MECU, available at under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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