How to make irresistible Ugandan Matoke
1 hour 20 minutes
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
· 8 -10 plantains
· 1 lemon, juice of (optional)
· oil (for frying)
· 1 onion, chopped
· 2 -3 tomatoes, chopped (or canned whole tomatoes, drained)
· 1 green bell pepper, chopped
· 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
· 1 chili pepper, chopped (optional)
· 1 cup beef broth(optional) or 1 cup beef stock (optional)
1. Peel the plantains, cut into cubes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large pan. Fry the Onion, tomatoes, green pepper, hot pepper, and garlic together. Add spices to taste. Stir in the beef and tomatoes and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
3. Add the beef stock or water and season with salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
4. Reduce heat. Add plantains. Cover and simmer over low heat until plantains are tender and meat is done. Serve matoke.
About Ugandan Matoke
Matoke is the fruit of a variety of Starchy banana, commonly referred to as cooking/green bananas. The fruit is harvested green, carefully peeled and then cooked and often mashed or pounded into a meal. In Uganda and Rwanda, the fruit is steam-cooked and the mashed meal is considered a national dish in both countries.
The medium-sized green fruits, which are of a specific group of banana, the East African Highland Bananas (AAA-EAH), are known in the Bantu languages of the African Great Lakes region as Matoke
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