West African beef

West African beef


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About this recipe: Can be done in the hob or slow cooker, my kids love it! Learnt this recipe at a West African cooking party. I was hooked.

Neverasgoodasnans Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 500g diced beef stewing steak
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 800g passata
  • 1 teaspoon garlic puree
  • medium curry powder, to taste
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • To serve
  • 180g basmati rice
  • 100g sweetcorn kernels
  • 100g frozen garden peas

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Brown the beef in the oil, sprinkle on some paprika and fry for a few minutes to seal flavour.
  2. Add the beef to a large casserole or wok with a lid, add the passata, garlic and curry powder. Leave to simmer on low for an hour. Alternatively, add everything to a slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the sweetcorn and peas to cook along with it.
  4. When the beef has softened add the stock cubes, stir for several minutes until dissolved and serve with the rice.

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Reviews (2)


sorry first time I have cooked anything west Africa and it wasn't for me, guess we don't have the same taste, was so disappointed as it was so easy to cook in the slow cooker, won't be making again - 12 May 2015


This is by far the best beef curry I have tasted in ages! Really rich and delicious, with so few ingredients it was very quick and simple to make too. I used quite a lot of curry powder (approx 3 heaped tsp) and made it spicy. - 02 Feb 2015

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