Beef stew

Beef stew

A delicious wholesome meat and vegetables stew with an African influence featuring the flavours of peanut butter.

  • Recipe serves:4-5
  • Preparation Time20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time60 Minutes


  • 500g beef sirloin or fillet
  • 1 Knorr chicken cubes
  • 2 large onions, cubed
  • 2 large carrots, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of choppedginger
  • 50g peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of powdered cloves
  • 500ml water
  • 25g Sunflower oil
  • 25g flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and crushed pepper to taste


  • Cut meat in to pieces.
  • Melt the peanut butter in a pan and toss the meat in it, for a few minutes. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, carrots, tomato sauce, bay leaf and spices. Finally add the Knorr chicken cubes and water.
  • Remove from pan and pour into a casserole dish and cook for about 1 hour in the oven.
  • To thicken the stew at the end of cooking, melt Astra, add flour and mix well. Gradually add water or stock water and combine thoroughly. Add this mixture to the stew.
  • Add the lemon juice and serve hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Cut meat in to neat, equal sizes to cook evenly and to speed up the cooking process.