Curried Banana Beef Stew

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a spicy dish, but yet sweet with the addition of the sweet potatoes and plantains. Serve as a stew with roti or nana bread, Or atop of rice to stretch for more servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium, high heat.
  2. brown beef, remove from pan and put aside.
  3. clean pan.
  4. add other tablespoon of oil, fry onions, garlic, red pepper flakes until onions are soft.
  5. add curry paste, stir.
  6. add tomatoes, bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan.
  7. reduce heat to medium, add coconut milk.
  8. return beef to pan.
  9. add salt and pepper.
  10. cover and simmer until beef is tender.
  11. add sweet potatoes and plantains.
  12. cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  13. uncover and simmer, and stir a few times until thicken and potatoes and plantains are cooked.
Most Helpful

This was yummy; however we only prefered it freshly cooked. It was not nearly as good the next day. I actually could not get my hands on any plantains but had planned on preparing this recipe anyhow, so instead I used 2 underripe bananas and added them to the dish a mere 10 minutes before completion (since bananas cook much faster than plantains). I also used 2 TBS of curry powder rather than paste. Unique and delicious dish!

Peachie Keene September 30, 2009