Cookbook:Matoke and Beef Stew

Matoke and Beef Stew
Time1 hour 30 minutes

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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.




  1. Peel the plantains and cut into cubes. Toss with lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. Fry together.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the plantains. Cover and simmer over low heat until until the plantains are tender and the meat is fully cooked.
  5. Season with salt and chili pepper to taste.
  6. Serve and enjoy your delicious meal.