Kaluhi's beef recipe

In this recipe, learn how to make the best beef from Kaluhi's Kitchen.

One of my favourite cooking shows, The Pioneer Woman, inspired this beef recipe.

Ree Drummond's recipes are so simple and she makes you feel like you can cook as well as she does. Although our recipes are very different, they both pack a punch of flavour.  Speaking of flavor, Make sure you catch Guy on the road for some stellar food mashups on Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. Tuesday 26 January at 21:30 CAT on Food Network (175)

I made this when my cousin, Mudola, and my precious niece, Malaika, were visiting us for the Christmas holidays. In true African hospitality, whenever you have guests over, you must prepare a banquet for them. My garlic and thyme dry fry was a sure show stopper!


Garlic and Thyme Beef Dry Fry

For the marinade

½ a cup of apple cider vinegar

8 cloves of garlic

½ of a thumb sized ginger root

1 green bell pepper

1 teaspoon of black pepper


Other ingredients

1 kg of beef

1 small red onion, finely diced

1 bunch of spring onion, finely diced

3 tomatoes, grated

1 ½  heaped tablespoon of tomato paste

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

½ a teaspoon of dried thyme

½ a tablespoon of black pepper

1 tablespoon of coriander powder

Finely diced onion chives for garnish

Salt to taste


Cook Time: 1 ½ HOUR                                               

Serves: Six



Dice your meat into bite size pieces and place it in a bowl.  

Place all the ingredients of the marinade in a blender and blitz them until they form a thick paste.

Pour this over the diced beef and mix it until it is evenly coated.

Cover with a cling film and allow this to marinate overnight.

After the marination time is over, drain any excess liquid resulting from the marinade but do not rinse off your meat. 

Place the beef in a sauce pan with very hot oil. Shallow fry the beef until it turns dark brown on the outside. The smaller the pieces, the faster it takes to cook. This will take 10-20 minutes.

Set aside.

In a separate sauce pan, add your red onion, spring onion and thyme and allow this to sautee in some vegetable oil until they have softened and are fragrant.

Add your tomatoes, the spices, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and let this simmer for four to seven minutes.

Add your beef and a cup of hot water (or beef stock) and let this simmer on low heat until the water dries up significantly.

Once the beef has dried up, remove from the heat.

Garnish with some onion chives and serve.

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