RWANDA BEEF STEW
Rwanda, a tiny country in the middle of Africa, is perhaps best known as the home of the Watusi. They are the creators of this beef stew, which, with its use of plantains and fresh tomatoes, seems to be a very close cousin to many of the stews encountered in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Brown the beef and the onion in the oil in a heavy casserole. Rub the plantain slices with the lemon juice and add them to the browned beef and onions. Cook for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly to make sure they do not stick. Add the remaining ingredients and water to cover. Cover the casserole and cook over low heat for 1½ to 2 hours. Add more water if needed, and stir occasionally so the ingredients do not stick.
country : Rwanda
course : meat dish
source : Iron Pots & Wooden Spoons : Africas Gifts to New World Cooking / Jessica B. Harris