African Beef Curry Recipe
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African Beef Curry Recipe

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“This African Beef Curry is a popular dish with my family and friends. It's from my Aunt Linda, who was a missionary in Nigeria for 45 years. The stew is served on a bed of rice and sprinkled with toppings. I put the bowls of toppings on my large turntable, and everyone can take whatever they want. In addition to the coconut, peanuts and raisins, you could also top the stew with chopped cucumbers, pineapple tidbits or mandarin orange slices.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Raisins, chopped salted peanuts and flaked coconut, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 205 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 2 vegetabl


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Serve with rice. Garnish with raisins, peanuts and coconut if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as African Beef Curry in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p60

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I've been making this since it was first published in 2008. Still a favorite. We always top it with coconut, raisins and peanuts. Will have to try the bananas sometime. Sounds yummy."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I used a crock pot which was quite helpful. Was good enough but won't be a family go-to even though we love curry."

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"When I make this recipe my kids love it!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"Really nice flavor. I added chopped peanuts the last hour of cooking. I also topped it with bananas."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"Wonderful,easy recipe. Have shared it with friends who have also enjoyed it."

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