Cookbook:Matoke and Beef Stew
|Matoke and Beef Stew|
|Time||1 hour 30 minutes|
Matoke refers to a variety of East African plantain or banana, and it is a staple crop. This dish incorporates plantains into a stew. It can be made with or without meat depending on your preference.
- 8–10 medium-size plantains
- 1 lemon (optional), juiced
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 2–3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 chilli pepper, chopped
- 2–3 garlic cloves, crushed
- Curry spices to taste
- Beef stew meat (optional), cut in bite-size pieces
- 1 cup beef stock (optional)
- Red chili pepper powder
- Peel the plantains and cut into cubes. Toss with lemon juice and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. Fry together.
- Stir in the curry spice to taste, then the meat and stock. Cook, stirring, until the meat is nearly done or the mixture is boiling.
- Stir in the plantains. Cover and simmer over low heat until until the plantains are tender and the meat is fully cooked.
- Season with salt and chili pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy your delicious meal.