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Delicious Recipes and steps for making Ugandan Matoke

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How to make irresistible Ugandan Matoke

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Recipe Category

Appetizer

Recipe Cuisine

Ugandan

Cooking Method

Simmering

Cooking Time

1 hour 20 minutes

Nutrition

Calories

469

Sodium

29 mg

Total Fat

0 g

Potassium

0 mg

Saturated

0 g

Total Carbs

174 g

Polyunsaturated

0 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Monounsaturated

5 g

Sugars

13 g

Trans

0 g

Protein

13 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

  
Vitamin A

1%

Calcium

3%

Vitamin C

2%

Iron

1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Ingredients

·         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)

·         salt or coriander orcayenne pepper (to taste) or red pepper (to taste)

·         1 lb ground beef(optional) or 1 lb beef stew meat, cut in bite-sized pieces (optional)

·         1 cup beef broth(optional) or 1 cup beef stock (optional)

Recipe Instructions

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.

Recipe Yield

4-6 people

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

Reviewer Rating

I rate Matoke 3 out of 5

References

Whtas4eats.com

Geniuskitchen.com

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