Combine sour cream and chives in a small bowl; cover. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in peanuts, salt, and crushed red pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Add potatoes, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Place 1 2/3 cups stew into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with about 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream mixture.
I was a little skeptical of this recipe at first, but it succeeded far beyond my expectations. What a unique and delicious combination of flavors! The peanuts give it a delightful crunch, there's just enough heat to satisfy those of us who love spice, and the sour cream topping gives it a lovely creamy texture. The only thing we served with it was a loaf of homemade bread -- it's quite a filling soup. We will definitely be having this again at our house....
I love this stew! Needs a teensy bit more salt for my taste but in addition to that FANTASTIC. The next time I make this I might wait to add the sweet potatoes for twenty minutes or so as they turned out kind of mushy :)
LOVED this recipe! Prepared exactly per the recipe and was not disappointed. The combination of flavors in this recipe is outstanding. Amazing that from such meager ingredients comes such a great dish. I added some thai chili sauce to my bowl for a bit more heat.
Awesome! Just awesome. I love the ingredients in this recipe. I make it on cold nights and during the summer and it's always a hit with the guests I have over. :) I buy the salted peanuts though and use a little more red pepper flakes for a little more kick.
Good recipe. Prep is very minimal and it's a fairly cheap recipes as well. Most of the cooking time consists of the dish simmering on the stove, so it's actually a fairly convenient recipe to make. Reheats well and is quite filling. I coarsely chopped the peanuts in order to give it a thicker texture, and I think that was a good idea.