Nigerian Fried Beef Recipe


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.


Nigerian Fried Beef Recipes: Ingredients

  • 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


Nigerian Fried Beef Recipe: Preparation

  • 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)

Nigerian Fried Beef Recipe: Cooked


Nigerian Fried Beef Recipe: Served with Chili Dipping Sauce

What do you think about this fried beef recipe? Were you successfully in recreating it? Did you adapt it in any way? Please share your experience below.

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