Nigerian Fried Beef Recipe
Estimated time: 40 minutes (prep: 5 minutes, cook: 35 minutes)
Serves about 4
Fried meats in Nigeria are usually prepared without breading as this recipe is. Fried beef can be served as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to other dishes (example: jollof rice). I should warn you though that my Nigerian fried beef recipe is made to be intentionally chewy because that’s how I remember it. You could experiment with the 30-minute cook time – shorter or longer – to get the texture that you prefer. I hope you like this relatively simple beef dish.
- 2 lb beef – preferably a tougher cut such as ‘eye of the round’
- 1 medium red onion cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ cup of vegetable broth
- Vegetable oil
- Wash meat thoroughly and cut into 1in cubes.
- Place a deep pot over medium heat and add beef.
- Add remaining ingredient, less oil (onions, salt, garlic, ginger, bay leaf, rosemary, black pepper, paprika and broth).
- Cook for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture every 10 minutes.
- Drain cooked beef mixture in colander. Collected broth can be reused for other recipes that require beef broth.
- Add enough vegetable oil for deep frying to a deep skillet. Place over high heat for about 2 minutes.
- Place boiled beef cubes into skillet and fry for about 2 minutes.
- Remove fried beef from heat and drain on baking paper.
- Serve alone or with a dipping sauce (example: chili sauce)
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