Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Slow Cooked Beef Stew

For beef marinade 

1 tablespoon hot paprika 
2 knorr seasoning cubes
4 garlic cloves 
1/3 red onion
3 bay leaves 
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 
2 tablespoon soy sauce
Thumb sized ginger (grated)
Pinch of salt 
650g stewing beef

For stew

2 large carrots (cut in chunks)
4 Spring onions (sliced)
4 large potatoes (cut in chunks)
1 ripe plantain (cut in chunks) 
1/2 pointed pepper (tatshe)
3 shallots (sliced)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 and 1/4 cups hot water 
1 and 1/2 tablespoons corn flour 

Cooking instructions 

Combine beef, soy sauce, knorr seasoning, garlic, ginger, thyme, bay leaves and onion. Leave in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.
In an oven pan/pot; add coconut oil and heat up. Then add the marinated beef, Spring onion; seal in ingredients and allow cooking for about 5 - 10 minutes. 
Then stir in the corn flour before adding the potatoes, plantain, carrots, pointed pepper, Spring and shallots. Add 1 and 1/4 cup hot water. Stir, add salt to taste it need be and bring to gentle simmer. 
Cover pot with lid or foil if pot has no lid. Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minute or until the beef is tender; on gas 160C. 
Note: You can add more corn flour if you feel the need to thicken more

Note: You can add more corn flour if you feel the need to thicken more. 


  1. Looks good! Im definitely trying this out this weekend. Wish me luck

    1. good luck. thank you for your comment

  2. This look nice,what will it be served with?

    1. We eat it on its own. You can have it with rice if you wish to.

  3. This look nice,what will it be served with?

  4. Hi Belle. I will be making the traditional turkey for my family this Christmas with all the usual served with it. I just wanted to ask if you will have a Nigerian twist you will be adding to your turkey and if you can share in time for Christmas please. Thank you in advance. YG

    1. Hi Yemi, to be honest, I am not a whole turkey fan but i will think of something.

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