1 pounds beef, cut in cubes

2 cups water

3 onions, sliced

1 tomato, peeled and sliced

to cup peanut oil

2 chili peppers or - 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper


In a heavy stewing pan, combine meat, water, and onions. Simmer 30 minutes. Add tomato, oil, and chili peppers. Continue simmering until meat is tender, 30 to 45 minutes more.

Variations: This same stew may be made with chicken, lamb, or fish. Eliminate the chilli pepper for a southern Zambian version.

Both north and south in Zambia, this would be served with cornmeal mush, called Nshima.


Serves 4 - 6.


country : Zambia

course : meat dish


source : Best of Regional African Cooking / Harva Hachten