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 vegetable.


  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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eeceruttiEecerutti User ID: 8923591 253443
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"I have also been making this since the recipe first appeared in a Taste of Home issue. Beef is always tender. Typically no leftovers. I do tend to go heavy on the curry. Always a hit. Thank you for the recipe."

mhen76 User ID: 1453480 241948
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."

administrator User ID: 1996148 133387
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."

marylandrankin User ID: 6209302 82876
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

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

mbspanke User ID: 1200107 133458
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

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

swingingrandma User ID: 3437582 159187
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

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

jfcarter1 User ID: 1412946 71440
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"Served this at a potluck and had many people come and ask me for the recipe."

swingingrandma User ID: 3437582 102749
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"This has become a most favorite recipe. Easy and tasty. If I don't have fresh green and red peppers, use canned tomatoes with chopped peppers. It has a special spot among my beef recipes. Thought I had misplaced the recipe and went to your recipe file and HOORAY..the lost is found. Will make sure I don't lose it again.

Thank you."

heidi186 User ID: 1661764 64721
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2009

"This was wonderful, and slightly spicy. The kids wouldn't eat much. I used bananas and raisins to top, but would love to try cucumbers, pineapple, and coconut. The bananas seemed to really cut the heat of the spiciness."

ajwheeler User ID: 2153900 207355
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"Great, easy recipe. Good flavor. I used a can of pineapple tidbits as a topping instead of raising, peanuts and coconut."

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