Simple Matoke and Beef Stew Recipe

written by Anthony Mbugua 16th May 2019

When was the last time you had matoke? This is the kind meal your mom spoils you with when you visit. Matoke is an African dish we hope former President Obama had when he came to Kenya. The meal was initially popularly associated with Kisii land but that has changed as many homes now prepare it. If you love bananas, this what you should be having as it is prepared using the finest East African highland bananas. You can have it with beef stew for a wholesome meal. Are you hungry yet? Remember what Kyle Snow said about choosing quality beef? Have it for lunch or dinner, you won’t regret it.

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  • 1 bunch of green bananas (usually about 5/10)
  • 500g of beef, chopped into pieces
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup of curry powder
  1. Smear oil on your hands and peel the bananas to prevent your hands from getting sticky.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl of water with salt to prevent the bananas from turning dark.
  3.  Place the beef in the cooking pot and then add one cup of water and let it boil for about 20 minutes until it’s tender. You can marinate the beef in pawpaw and garlic and let it stay for about 15 minutes to tenderize.
  4. Add cooking oil to the meat and let it cook as you stir. Add the onions and let it cook for about three minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and carrots, stir and let them simmer until the onions soften.
  6. Add the bananas to the beef and stir. Add water with salt, coriander and curry powder and let it simmer until the bananas are soft.

Recipe courtesy of Cookpad.com

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