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Kenya 2022 Recipes

Ugali No Sukuma Wiki/with Beef Stew (Maize Meal with Collard Greens/with Beef Stew)

Serves 4


2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 cups water
3 ½ cups maize meal (corn meal)

Sukuma wiki
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch (6 cups chopped) collard greens, kale or spinach
2 onions
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Beef Stew
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut up
2 onions, chopped
1 (14oz) can of diced tomatoes, or 2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups beef stock


1. Begin by making the stew. In a large pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and add the onions and sauté until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and broth and cook on medium for 5 minutes. Add beef, cover and cook on medium for 30 minutes as you prepare the rest of the meal.
2. Put water and broth for the ugali in a medium pot and put on high to boil.
3. While water is heating, heat oil to medium-high in large frying pan for the sukuma wiki greens.
4. Chop the onions and sauté them with the garlic in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Chop the greens, the thinner the better, and add the greens to the onions; lower the heat to medium-low and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes.
5. While the greens are cooking and once the water is boiling, add the maize meal slowly stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid lumps.
6. Cook on medium-low, stirring constantly, until the ugali begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and hold together, about 5 minutes.
7. Place the ugali on serving plate, it will firm as it cools.
8. Add salt and pepper to the greens, as needed, and serve.
9. Serve beef stew on the side or over top of the ugali.


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