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African Beef Stew

Submitted by Honey 11 June 2009

The peanut butter makes this beef casserole have a unique taste, giving it a rich gravy.



1 1/2 lbs stewing steak.

2 large onions.

2 large carrots.

1 - 2 cloves garlic.

1 1/2 oz. butter or peanut butter.

2 level tablespoons tomato puree or ketchup.

1 bay leaf.

pinch powdered cloves.

pinch powdered ginger.

shake cayenne pepper.


tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar.

3/4 pint stock 

1 oz. peanut butter.

1 oz. flour.

2 - 3 tablespoons water.


  1. Cut the meat into pieces, 
  2. then peel and slice the onions 
  3. and carrots 
  4. and crush the cloves of garlic. 
  5. Melt the butter or peanut butter and toss the meat and vegetables in this for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomato puree, 
  7. bay leaf, 
  8. spices 
  9. and seasoning, 
  10. together with the lemon juice 
  11. and stock.
  12. Bring to the boil, then cover the pan and simmer until tender - approximately 2 1/2 hours. 
  13. Add the peanut butter 
  14. and the flour blended with the water.
  15. Cook, stirring well, for a few minutes until well thickened. 
  16.  Taste, and re season if wished.

Total cooking time: 2 hrs.45 mins.
Preparation time: 35 mins.

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