• 700g beef bones
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 bunch leafy green vegetables
  • 2 tsp salt

Beef bones are popular here in our Zimbabwean cuisine. It appears though that they are more popular with the men rather than the women, although some women do eat and enjoy them. You can have them as a stew or mixed with muriwo, (leafy green vegetables) which reminds me of another favourite dish code named highfiridzi. This is basically a beef stew dis, again mixed with leafy greens. Now back to our beef bones, let’s get started.

Quick Instructions

  1. Chop your onions (1 small onion), tomatoes (1 medium tomato) and vegetables (1/2 a bunch). Put your beef bones (700g) in a pot, add water (500 ml) and salt (1 tsp).  Partly cover and bring to the boil then reduce heat, close pot completely and let simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes or until meat on bones is tender.
  2. Add oil, onions, tomatoes, vegetables and a bit more salt (1 tsp). Stir then close pot again and let it simmer until the vegetables, tomatoes and onions are cooked (about 3-5 minutes). Serve with sadza and enjoy.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Chop your onions, tomatoes (a) and vegetables (b). Put your beef bones in a pot, add water and salt. Partly cover and bring to the boil (c) then reduce heat, close pot completely and let simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes or until meat on bones is tender (d).

 

Step 2

Add oil (a), onions, tomatoes (b), vegetables and a bit more salt (c). Stir then close pot again and let it simmer until the vegetables, tomatoes and onions are cooked (about 3-5 minutes) (d). Serve with sadza and enjoy.

 

Traditional Zimbabwe beef bones

Traditional Zimbabwe beef bones



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