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West African Beef Stew Recipe
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West African Beef Stew Recipe

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"My husband and I run a dorm for missionaries' children, who live and work with us in Yamoussoukro while their parents work in the interior. This traditional African dish is easy to Ameericanize and tastes great."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cooked rice) equals 255 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown steak and onions in oil. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until meat is tender.
  2. Stir in the cabbage, green peppers and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Just before serving, stir in peanut butter and sprinkle with cayenne. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as West African Beef Stew in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cooked rice) equals 255 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

Amazing! This is a keeper. I used yellow squash just because my husband prefers it. My husband and I loved it! Yummy!

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

This recipe is so tasty it has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! I really enjoyed it and WILL be making it again!

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

This was pretty spicey, but good. Needs lots of rice to help with the heat.

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