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Beef stew with beans

Recipe from: 6/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
beef stew

Ingredients 16
Servings 6
Time 15 mins


  • 50
    olive oil for shallow frying
  • 1.50
    stewing beef, cubed
  • 5
  • 5
    black pepper
  • 2
    large onions, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    red pepper, seeded and cubed
  • 1
    yellow pepper, seeded and cubed
  • 10
    ground cumin
  • 5
    dried marjoram
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 60
    tomato puré
  • 500
    beef stock
  • 5
    chilli powder (peri-peri)
  • 1
    tin (420 g) red kidney beans (or bean of your choice)
  • 175
    plain yoghurt


1 hr
Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
Season the meat with salt and pepper (toss it into a plastic bag, add salt and pepper and shake) and brown.
Remove and set aside.
Sauté the onions and garlic until soft and add the peppers and stir fry for a minute or two.
Add the cumin, marjoram and bay leaves and stir fry for a minute to release the flavour.
Add the meat, tomato purée and stock.
Sprinkle in the chilli powder little by little and spice according to taste.
Reduce the heat and simmer until the meat is tender.
Stir occasionally.
Add the beans and simmer until warmed through.
Gradually stir in the yoghurt.
Simmer for about 5 minutes more.

Serve with rice or starch of your choice.

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