Beef Stewed in Red Pepper Paste

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ethiopian (a 3 part recipe) When making this use the Spiced Butter (Niter Kebber) Spiced Butter (Niter Kebbeh) and for the Spice Paste (berbere) use Spice Paste (Berbere)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stewpot, cook the onions over moderate heat for about 5 minutes, or until they are soft and dry.
  2. Do not let brown or burn.
  3. Stir in the niter kebbeh.
  4. When it heats up, add the garlic, ginger, fenugreek, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Add the paprika and berbere, and stir for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the wine, water, tomato sauce, and salt, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. Add the beef and turn the pieces around in the sauce to coat.
  9. Cover the pot and simmer the beef for about 1 hour over low heat.
  10. Season with black pepper.


Most Helpful

My husband & I didn't really care for this recipe. I made as directed except I added potatoes to it while it was cooking. I used Recipe #200366 for the spice mix in this recipe. Made for ZWT 4

Nasseh July 01, 2008

This had an absolutely wonderful smell while cooking. It was a lot of work in that I did not have any of the "specialty" items needed prepared ahead of time but now know that this would be something to keep on hand at all times when cooking this type of African food! It was delicious for sure and I am only giving this 4 stars because of the extra work involved for the spice mix and the spiced butter. But I"m so glad I made this while travelling through Africa with my Babes on the ZWT4.

sassafrasnanc June 29, 2008

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