• one to two cups raw peanuts, shelled and skins removed
  • two tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • one onion, chopped
  • two or three pounds of collard greens, pumpkin leaves,
  • sweet potato leaves stems removed, washed, rinsed, and chopped
  • salt (to taste)
  • cooked cabbage (optional)
  • leftover cooked beef, chicken, or fish (optional)


  1. Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine powder.
  2. Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  3. Add the peanuts, tomatoes, and onion.
  4. Cook on high heat for several minutes, stirring often.
  5. Reduce heat to medium.
  6. Stir in greens.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Cover.
  9. Cook for 15 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add water if mixture becomes dry and starts to scorch.
  11. Continue cooking until greens and peanuts are reduced to a thick sauce.
  12. Adjust seasoning and add optional ingredients.
  13. Serve hot.
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