Tuesday 6 November 2012

Dongo-dongo — Beef Gumbo from the Congo

Today we have a classic recipe from the Congo, Central Africa for a stew of beef in a tomato and okra sauce base.

Dongo-dongo (Beef Gumbo) Recipe

Serves 4


1kg beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 onions, chopped
6 young okra, very finely chopped
1 small tin of tomato purée
1 hot chilli
oil for frying
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


Place the meat in a pan, season with a little salt and cook gently for about 20 minutes so that the meat steams in its own juices.

Heat a little oil in a pan, add the onions and fry for about 6 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned. Drain the beef, add to the pan and fry until browned then stir in the tomato purée and fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then add 100ml water.

Bring to a simmer and add the okra. Cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes.

Serve hot with rice, cassava or yams.

For more African recipes from this blog, see the African Recipes page.

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