Ethiopian Beef Wat. What? A ‘wat’ is an Ethiopian stew often flavoured with a dozen or so different spices. This dish is easy to make and tastes amazing. Try this recipe with other meats and you could use vegetables or pulses if you prefer.
2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 tsp Go Spice Shala spice mix
4 tsp tomato puree
500g stewing beef, cubed
½ – 1 tsp salt
250ml meat or vegetable stock
Put the oil into a saucepan over a low-medium heat. When hot, add the onions and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until soft. Add the Go Spice Shala spice mix and stir fry for about 30 seconds.
Add the beef and cook for about 2 minutes until browned, then add the tomato puree and salt and mix in. Add the stock, bring to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook on a low heat for 1-1 ½ hours, until the beef is tender. Check occasionally, stir and add some water or more stock if required. Check the seasoning and serve hot.