Steak and Bean Stew (Nyama ne Nyemba)

Steak And Bean Stew (nyama Ne Nyemba) Recipe

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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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15 Min
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

How to Make Steak and Bean Stew (Nyama ne Nyemba)


  • 1In a stew pot, brown the onions in the oil until golden. Add meat and brown over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2Lower 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.
  • 3Season to taste, stir in beans and simmer another 15 minutes.
  • 4In serving bowl, drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with rice, or Sadza dumpling if you want to be authentic!

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About Steak and Bean Stew (Nyama ne Nyemba)

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