This African beef stew recipe is extremely easy to make and can be found in many African countries. Beside its simplicity, this stew remains a marvel in terms of flavor. It’s the perfect kind of recipe that anyone can make.
Note that if you don’t have beef you can go ahead with chicken
There are tons of ways to make beef stew and this is the most delicious way I have found to make it with a lot of vegetables.
Cooking time: 45-50 minutes
- 500g stewed beef, cut into cubes
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetables oil
- 2 onions, one sliced and the other blended
- 2 fresh tomatoes, mashed
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 4 gloves garlic, crush
- 1 carrot, cut into cubes
- 2 potatoes cut into piece
- Black pepper, to taste
- Chili pepper
- 2 bouillon cubes (or maggi jumbo)
- 1l water
Optional: thyme leaves, bay leaves and spring onions
You can also add more vegetables such as cassava, pumpkin, cabbage.
HOW TO MAKE BEEF STEW:
Step 1: Start with seasoning the beef with black pepper, salt, garlic and the sliced onion. You can add in the thyme leaves and bay leaves. Then mix well together and set aside.
Step 2: In a saucepan heat the oil and fry the seasoned beef for 5 to 10 minutes or until the meat is brown.
Step 3: In a large bowl, add the mashed tomatoes, the tomato paste with the carrot and stir in the saucepan. Stir very well and then add one cup of water.
The amount of water you need to add should be able to cook the beef. You can add more water if necessary.
Now let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the beef absorb almost all the liquid.
Step 4: Add the potatoes with the chili pepper and the blended onion.
Now add the remaining water with the bouillon cube, then salt the soup to your taste and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Check to see if the meat and all the vegetables are done before you served.
Serve the stew with rice or bread, or even couscous. And enjoy!