Beef, spinach and peanut stew recipe (pasipasi kpedekpede na passio)
- Cuisine: Sudanese
- Serves 4
Peanuts are a key ingredient in Sudanese cuisine and are used to add flavour and texture. This beef stew can be served with couscous or sorghum, a Sudanese staple that is traditionally eaten by men for breakfast in the form of porridge; women after they’ve given birth to improve the flow of breast milk; and to children as snacks in the form of popped sorghum, similar to popcorn.
Ingredients2 tbsp vegetable oil
500g chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
750ml (3 cups) good-quality or salt-reduced beef stock
1 orange sweet potato (kumara), cut into 4cm pieces
2 bunches English spinach, trimmed
2 tomatoes, cut into large pieces
100g (⅔ cup) unsalted roasted peanuts, ground to a paste
Couscous, to serve
PreparationHeat 1 tbsp oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium–high heat. Add beef and cook for 3 minutes or until browned. Remove and set aside. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil and onions, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add garlic and tomato paste, then cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Return the beef to the pan with stock and 500ml (2 cups) water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour or until beef is almost tender and the cooking liquid is reduced by one-third. Add sweet potato and cook for 15 minutes or until almost tender.
Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook spinach, in batches if neccessary, for 20 seconds or until wilted. Drain well, squeezing out excess water.
Add spinach, tomatoes and ground peanuts to beef mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes or until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Divide stew among plates and serve with couscous.
Photography by Anson Smart.
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