Bajan beef stew

Cuisine: Barbadian

Servings: 4 – 6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 750g stew beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp Bajan seasoning
  • 1.5l water
  • 1/2 tbsp gravy browning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper sauce
  • 1/2 stick celery
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme / 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 sprig fresh marjoram / 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 250g carrots
  • 1 large beetroot
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and finely chop garlic
  2. Wash beef, pat dry, cut into very small cubes. Place in a bowl with the onion, garlic, pepper sauce, seasoning, celery, herbs, and beef stock cube. Mix well and leave to marinate.
  3. Heat the oil and saute the beef. Add water and gravy browning, bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender (40+ minutes).
  4. Mix butter and flour into a paste, add to the stew, stirring until blended. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf etc and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes
  5. Serve with peas and rice.
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