African Beef Stew Recipe

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When you are craving comfort food, this slow cooked African Beef Stew is just the perfect hearty, cozy dinner to make. Using healthy ingredients such as garlic, ginger, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots and the two basics stew beef and potatoes makes this African beef stew most satisfying. For the flavour, African spices such as curry powder, paprika, cinnamon and black pepper give this African stew beef tremendous flavour. For creaminess, this African beef recipe is made with coconut milk making everything taste so good!

This African beef stew recipe is such a simple dinner to throw together and so incredibly delicious. Cooking with ethnic spices adds diversity and uniqueness to our food, such as in this stew beef recipe. Serve this flavourful stew with gluten-free pull-apart soft rolls or the delicious gluten-free artisan crusty rolls, and you will have the most satisfying dinner for when you need warming comfort food.

 

African beef stew

 

here are the details.

When it comes to African beef recipes, it is all about spices. So the first thing to do is season the beef with curry powder, paprika, a generous amount of black pepper and cinnamon. Yes, you may be surprised about cinnamon. However, cinnamon is extremely aromatic and has a sweet and savoury flavour that sets this stew apart.

So, once the beef is generously seasoned, it is seared. The beef flavour will intensify by searing the meat, giving the stew a rich and flavourful sauce. Now add the onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste and coconut milk. Slowly simmer the stew beef for about an hour and a half. Now add the remaining vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and cabbage, and finish cooking the stew until the meat is fork tender and the vegetables just right. The reason the vegetables are added at the end as not to overcook them. And that is it for this African beef stew recipe. Nothing to it…right?

my recommendation to serve with this African beef stew.

As I mentioned earlier, add a rolls such as this gluten-free butter roll for dipping in the stew, or serve over rice. But my favourite way to serve this hearty meal is with gluten-free naan. The naan is a leavened flatbread very popular in Asia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Caribbean. This flatbread is excellent to serve with this delicious stew because you can scoop up the thick sauce filled with tender African flavoured beef and veggies. Another favourite beef stew recipe of mine is the Instant Pot Spiced Beef Stew with Mung Beans. A little different but ever so good! Enjoy 🙂 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 lb. stewing beef
  • 1 Tbsp. GF paprika
  • 1 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. minced ginger, about 2-inches
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper cut into large bite size pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into large bite size pieces
  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp. pure tomato paste
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into large bite size pieces
  • 2 cups sliced green cabbage (the slices should be about 1-inch wide)
  • 4 medium potatoes, peel and cut into large bite size pieces
  • 2 cups sliced green cabbage (the slices should be about 1-inch wide)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Instructions

  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat
  • Season the beef with spices and add to the hot saucepan. Sear the beef until brown all over
  • Add onions, garlic, ginger and bell pepper, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until onions are translucent about 5 minutes. Stirring as needed
  • Stir in tomatoes and continue to cook until the mixture begins to simmer
  • Add coconut milk and tomato paste and season with salt. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally
  • Add Carrots, potatoes, and cabbage and cook covered for 45 more minutes or until the beef easily flakes with a fork. If the stew becomes too thick add a little more coconut milk or water


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    3 Responses to African Beef Stew Recipe

    • Jesse October 21, 2017

      The ingredients call for a pepper and tomato paste when do they go in?

      • Kristina Stosek October 22, 2017

        Thank you for pointing this out! Please see revised instructions

    • Joy September 1, 2020

      The best stew EVER!

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