Ethiopian Beef Stew in Berbere Sauce

For a complete Ethiopian feast, make this dish with (other recipes from my book): - Lentils of Doom - Cabbage of Ostracism - Tofu Dorowat (if you like tofu, or are accommodating a vegetarian... chicken otherwise) Making these four dishes together, you can: - Pick up one large white onion and chop it finely. Split it four ways between the dishes. - Pick up one 28-oz can of crushed tomatoes and split it between the Dorowat and Beef Stew Start the beef early, then the dorowat. Then, do the lentils (assuming pre-cooked potatoes) and cabbage. Pick up some Enjera (that amazing yummy bread). Live in Calgary? Pick it up fresh at Amy's Confectionery on 7th between 11AM and 5PM. YUM!

Ready In:
2hrs 50mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Melt butter on stove top in roasting pan.
  • In the roasting pan, brown the stew meat for about 10 minutes. Add the onion for the last few minutes.
  • Add the ginger, paprika, cayenne, cumin, fenugreek, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and allspice. Mix and cook for about one minute.
  • Add tomatoes and wine.
  • Cover, bring to a "medium" simmer.
  • Place in oven for approximately 2 hours. Add water or broth 1/2 cup at a time if stew is drying out.
  • Stew is done when meat can be easily pierced with a fork.
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Rhonda Scheurer
Contributor
@Rhonda Scheurer
Contributor
"For a complete Ethiopian feast, make this dish with (other recipes from my book): - Lentils of Doom - Cabbage of Ostracism - Tofu Dorowat (if you like tofu, or are accommodating a vegetarian... chicken otherwise) Making these four dishes together, you can: - Pick up one large white onion and chop it finely. Split it four ways between the dishes. - Pick up one 28-oz can of crushed tomatoes and split it between the Dorowat and Beef Stew Start the beef early, then the dorowat. Then, do the lentils (assuming pre-cooked potatoes) and cabbage. Pick up some Enjera (that amazing yummy bread). Live in Calgary? Pick it up fresh at Amy's Confectionery on 7th between 11AM and 5PM. YUM!"
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. melannandrews
    This is one of my favorite dishes. Could this be made in the crock pot with similar results? I can no longer get fresh Injera, however I have some Teff flour (thanks to a local co op that ordered for me) I will be making my first bread and introducing lots of people to this delicious dish.
    Reply
  2. Meowser
    This was a hit! I couldn't find fenugreek, so I had to substitute the same amount of ground mustard. Great flavor, wonderful with homemade injera. Two thumbs up!
    Reply
  3. badger_medic
    This was a great dish but I can't rate it as it is read because I tweeked it a little here and a little there. I can say this............you must have injera bread to be able to fully enjoy this type of dish. I didn't have the fenugreek seeds 'cause I couldn't find them. Still a great and unique flavor and spice that clears the sinuses without overwhelming the pallet.
    Reply
  4. mr.ty
    I first tried Ethiopian food while I was traveling through Rome. The spices from the place I could smell around the block. This will do the same thing to your kitchen. Even if you can't find all the spices (and some are expensive at supermarkets) it works well if you have most and the time it takes to watch over a good stew. I promise if you like spicy food (not hot), you'll love this.
    Reply
  5. Rhonda Scheurer
    For a complete Ethiopian feast, make this dish with (other recipes from my book): - Lentils of Doom - Cabbage of Ostracism - Tofu Dorowat (if you like tofu, or are accommodating a vegetarian... chicken otherwise) Making these four dishes together, you can: - Pick up one large white onion and chop it finely. Split it four ways between the dishes. - Pick up one 28-oz can of crushed tomatoes and split it between the Dorowat and Beef Stew Start the beef early, then the dorowat. Then, do the lentils (assuming pre-cooked potatoes) and cabbage. Pick up some Enjera (that amazing yummy bread). Live in Calgary? Pick it up fresh at Amy's Confectionery on 7th between 11AM and 5PM. YUM!
Advertisement