Beef Sishebo with Beans | Lagos Groceries

A flavourful one-pot supper. The butternut and spices are perfect with the beef and beans.

Makes: 5-6 servings


  • ½ cup (125 ml) dried sugar beans or white beans
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) sunflower oil 500g beef stewing meat with bones, all fat removed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) curry powder
  • 2 potatoes, chopped 300 g butternut, cubed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste

Step 1: Soak beans in 1 litre of water overnight. Rinse and drain.

step2: Heat half the oil in a pot and fry meat until golden brown. Spoon out and set aside.

step3: Heat the rest of the oil and fry onions, carrots and green pepper for a few minutes.

Step 4: Add beans, meat, water and cinnamon. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat.

Step 5: Simmer with a lid for 1½ hours or until the beans are cooked.

Step 6: Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another 30 minutes or until the meat, beans and veggies are tender.

Step 7: Season with lemon juice and pepper and serve hot.

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