Matooke With Peanut Sauce

Matooke [mah-TOOK-eh] is one of the most popular meals in Uganda. Mash some up for your family!

 

Matooke With Peanut Sauce

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

Adult help needed.

 4 cups water, divided
 6-8 plantains, peeled and chopped
 1 tomato
 ½ onion, peeled
 1 cup peanut butter
 ½ tsp paprika
 salt and pepper to taste
1

To prepare the matooke, place 2 cups of water and the plantains in a pot and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and then mash. Add water if needed to reach desired consistency.

2

To prepare the peanut sauce, chop the tomato and onion. Add them with the remaining 2 cups water to a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

3

Stir in the peanut butter and spices. Let the mixture simmer, stirring continuously until it thickens.

4

Pour over the prepared matooke.

Ingredients

 4 cups water, divided
 6-8 plantains, peeled and chopped
 1 tomato
 ½ onion, peeled
 1 cup peanut butter
 ½ tsp paprika
 salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

To prepare the matooke, place 2 cups of water and the plantains in a pot and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and then mash. Add water if needed to reach desired consistency.

2

To prepare the peanut sauce, chop the tomato and onion. Add them with the remaining 2 cups water to a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

3

Stir in the peanut butter and spices. Let the mixture simmer, stirring continuously until it thickens.

4

Pour over the prepared matooke.

Matooke With Peanut Sauce

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Plantains are part of the banana family. Here a sponsored girl in Uganda peels a banana.

Plantains are part of the banana family. Here a sponsored girl in Uganda peels a banana.

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