How To Prepare Tasty Matoke Beef Stew

Matoke beef stew is a one-pot meal made from green bananas and beef. It is an East African dish that can be served with different dishes including chapati or rice.

How To Prepare Tasty Matoke Beef Stew


½ kg of beef, diced

10 green bananas

4 tomatoes diced

1 large onion, chopped

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp curry powder

1 medium onion diced

1 tsp minced garlic

½ tsp grated ginger

2 beef cubes

3 cups of water

Salt to taste

A bunch of coriander, chopped


Peel and cut the green bananas into pieces then soak them in water until you are ready to cook them.

In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onions until tender

Add garlic and ginger then simmer for a few seconds

Add the beef, paprika, curry powder and salt then mix thoroughly, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, 

Stir in the green bananas, diced tomatoes, and water, cover, and cook until the matoke is soft. This can take 30 minutes.

Serve and garnish with coriander