Steak And Bean Stew (nyama Ne Nyemba) Recipe

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Steak and Bean Stew (Nyama ne Nyemba)

Carolyn Haas


My son was an exchange student in Zimbabwe. Since then, I've been on the look-out for authentic Zimbabwean recipes. This comes from A Taste of Africa. I no longer have the book, but if I run into the Sadza recipe, I'll post that too! NOTE: you may want to go easy on the curry powder. You can always add more later!

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30 Min


Stove Top


3 medium
onions, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 lb
shoulder steak or spare ribs, diced
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1 medium
jalepeƱo pepper, chopped (or other hot paper)
3 Tbsp
curry powder
2 medium
tomatoes, diced (canned, equivalent amount)
2 lb
kidney beans, cooked or 2 cans
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium
lemon, jucied

Directions Step-By-Step

In a stew pot, brown the onions in the oil until golden. Add meat and brown over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Lower hear and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Add garlic, pepper and curry powder, cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes.
Season to taste, stir in beans and simmer another 15 minutes.
In serving bowl, drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with rice, or Sadza dumpling if you want to be authentic!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: African