Getting chilly? Then it may be time to throw together this hearty, one-pot dish to warm you up. It’s a proudly South African, delicious, wintery meal, guaranteed to dress you and your family in satisfied smiles. Dig in!
- ½ cup (125 ml) dried sugar or white beans
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sunflower oil (coconut or olive oil may be healthier options)
- 500 g stewing meat, fat removed
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeds removed and chopped
- 2 cups (500 ml) water
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) curry powder
- 2 potatoes, chopped
- 300 g butternut, cubed
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
- Lemon juice and black pepper to taste
- Soak beans in 1l of water overnight. Rinse and drain.
- Heat half of the oil in a pot and fry meat until golden brown. Spoon out and set aside.
- Heat the rest of the oil and fry onions, carrots and green pepper for a few minutes.
- Add beans, meat, water and cinnamon. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat.
- Simmer with a lid for 1½ hours or until the beans are cooked.
- Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another 30 minutes or until the meat, beans and vegetables are tender.
- Season with lemon juice and pepper and serve hot.
- Leave out the potatoes and serve on a small portion of samp. Add 1 cup of frozen peas to the sishebo at the end.