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Matoke – Ugandan Beef and Plantain Stew

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Plaintains and green bananas (matoke) are a staple part of the diet in Uganda and much of East Africa. Matoke is also the name given to a delicious, rib-sticking plantain stew that is a Ugandan national dish. Versions of matoke, also known as matooke, are served in Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

Matoke - Ugandan Beef and Plantain

Matoke is one of the traditional main dishes in Uganda and can be made with or with the meat.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Casseroles & Stews
Cuisine: Ugandan
Servings: 4
Calories: 748kcal
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 plantains or green bananas, peeled and diced
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum (bell pepper), chopped
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 green chilli peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • ¾ tablespoon ground coriander, or to taste
  • 450 g stewing beef, cubed (optional)
  • 2 cups tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups water or beef stock
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the plantains, cut into cubes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot or pan over medium-high flame. Add the onions and capsicum and saute until the onion is cooked through and translucent, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the garlic, chilli peppers and coriander and saute for another minute or so.
  • Stir in the beef and tomatoes and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Add the beef stock or water and season with salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the plantains, cover, and simmer for another 30 to 40 minutes, or until the beef is tender and the plantains have softened. Adjust seasoning and serve hot.
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Notes

If you use green bananas for this dish, make sure they are very green. Lightly green bananas that you find in your typical supermarket won't work. You need a special, extra-green type that is used specifically for cooking. Many Latin and Asian markets carry them.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 748kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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