Palaver Sauce

Recipe by breezermom
READY IN: 1hr 45mins


  • 2
    lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2
    smoked pork hocks (only use one if it is large! Also, you could substitute some really great smoked bacon or salt pork )
  • 1
    cup water
  • 2
    lbs fresh spinach, torn into pieces (if you can find platto or bologi, use that...I recommend that if you can't find platto or bologi, th)
  • 2
    medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2
    large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon gingerroot, grated (may use 1 tsp ground ginger)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2
    hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • hot cooked rice (optional)
  • finishing salt, to taste


  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine beef, pork hocks, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 50 minutes, or until the beef is just tender.
  • Remove pork hocks; cool slightly. Cut meat from the bones; discard the bones and return the meat to the Dutch oven.
  • In a large covered saucepan simmer the greens in a small amount of water for 5 minutes; drain well.
  • In a large skillet, cook onions, garlic, tomatoes, gingerroot, and ground red pepper in hot oil until the onion is tender but not brown.
  • Stir the onion mixture, drained spinach, and chopped eggs into the meat mixture. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • If desired, serve over hot cooked rice in soup bowls.