Mtori (East African Stew)

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    lbs short rib of beef, cut into 3-inch lengths (a whole chicken can be substituted)
  • 1
    quart water
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 3
    medium ripe plantains, peeled and sliced into rounds 1/4-inch thick
  • 3
    medium boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered, then placed in a bowl of cold water to prevent discoloration
  • 2
    medium size onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine ribs, water and salt in heavy 3-4 qt casserole and bring to boil over high heat, skimming off foam and scum.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered, 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • Add plantains, drained potatoes and onions and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender and potatoes are mashed easily.
  • With tongs, transfer short ribs to a plate.
  • Remove bones, cut fat off.
  • Cut meat into 1/2" pieces.
  • Puree soup return to casserole.
  • Stir in butter and meat and simmer to reheat.
  • Serve in soup plates.
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