• 350g Beef blade
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp peanut butter
  • 600ml water
  • oil for frying
Peanut butter is one of the most used spreads in the Zimbabwean cuisine. Most of the traditional dishes can have a peanut butter twist to them, such as this beef stew. Leafy greens, free-range chicken and cabbage are amongst some of the foods which can be cooked and have peanut butter added to them. If you want to see the plain version of beef stew which does not have peanut butter follow this link. Let’s get to it.

Quick Instructions

  1. With your tomato (1 large tomato) and onion (1 small onion) chopped, garlic (2 cloves) minced and peanut butter (1 1/2 tsp) ready, heat oil in pot and add your beef blade (350g) and season with salt (1 tsp). Fry until browned then add water (600ml), reduce heat and simmer until the beef is tender.
  2. When the beef is tender, add the garlic and fry for 30seconds. Add the onions, stir and let them cook, about 2 minutes. Add chopped tomato, stir, close pot and let simmer until tomatoes are cooked, this will take about 3 minutes depending on the heat of your stove top. Add peanut butter and stir. Add a little bit of water, cover pot and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, giving time for the flavours to marry. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly if need be and simmer for a further 2 minutes and your peanut butter beef stew is ready.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step-1

With your tomato and onion chopped, garlic minced (a) and peanut butter ready (b), heat oil in pot and add your beef blade and season with salt (c). Fry until browned then add water, reduce heat and simmer until the beef is tender (d).

 

Step-2

When the beef is tender, add the garlic and fry for 30seconds (a). Add the onions, stir and let them cook, about 2 minutes. Add chopped tomato, stir, close pot and let simmer until tomatoes are cooked, this will take about 3 minutes depending on the heat of your stove top (b). Add peanut butter and stir (c). Add a little bit of water, cover pot and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, giving time for the flavours to marry. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly if need be and simmer for a further 2 minutes and your peanut butter beef stew is ready (d).

 

Traditional Peanut Butter Beef stew

Traditional Peanut Butter Beef stew

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 Serve this with sadza (pap) or rice even. So next time you have some peanut butter in your pantry and beef in the freezer, why not give this a go, I’d love to hear from you. Get all recipes by email by signing-up here for our mailing list.

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