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Gambian Beef Stew Aubergine Sauce

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sat, 2011-12-03 17:44


4 Servings
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 50 minutes


Beef is reserved for special occasions


440 grams
stewing beef (cubed)
5 milliliters
dried thyme
45 milliliters
palm oil
onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves
garlic (crushed)
4 cans
tomatoes (chopped, plus the juice)
20 milligrams
tomato paste
2 1⁄2 milliliters
mixed apple pie spice
fresh red chilli (seeded and chopped)
900 milliliters
beef stock
aubergine (large)
1 pinch
salt and pepper


How to make Gambian Beef Stew Aubergine Sauce?

1. Season the cubed beef with the thyme, salt and pepper.
2. Heat 15ml oil in a pan and fry the meat for 8-10 minutes, until browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the pan.
3. Fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes.
4. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, Stir in the tomatoes paste mixed spice, chilli and thyme, and then add the remaining thyme, and then add the reserved beef and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Cut the aubergine into 1cm dice. Stir into the beef mixture and cook, cover for a further 30 minutes, until the beef is completely tender. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

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