I like plain boiled matoke. It goes with anything anytime. Next to an omelet for breakfast, with afternoon tea, as a side with lunch, as the main starch with dinner,… anything, anytime (^_^)
This beef, it started out as beef onion, my version of it anyway. I haven’t look up any recipes but from the name I gather it’s beef cooked in lots of onions so I decided to have a go at it. Took a slight detour at the end though — old habits!
I had not cut this many onions at a go since the baby was born. And the few I had cut made me tear up like crazy — which was beginning to get annoying. I can’t remember the last time cutting an onion stung as much as it has since I started cooking again. This was going to take care of that! I was getting back in line, this tearing up business was getting dealt with.
That’s as many as I as able to cut before I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t just stop cutting, I walked out of the kitchen looking for onion-free air!
I pulled myself together, came back and finished. I’m happy to report that the problem has been dealt with (^_^) On with the recipe…
Put the sliced onions and garlic into a pot with a couple of bay leaves, some cloves and cooking oil. Once they soften a little in the heat add a bit of water and the beef
Stir, cover and let the meat cook slowly on medium to low heat. In the mean time, peel the matoke and boil with a bit of salt.
Once the meat was cooked, I added some salt to taste,… and then I messed up!
I went to get something out of the fridge and noticed I had some unused grated carrots. They were not part of the original plan for this beef, but they had been in the fridge for a couple of days already. So without thinking much about it I just grabbed them and added them to the beef (-_-) Then I remembered the beef onion plan! Sigh! I thought about picking most of them out before stirring but it would have just been a big mess, so I stirred them in. Oh well!
And there you have it, matoke and beef, served with avocado on the side.
This isn’t one of the old ones but I didn’t get a rating for it for some reason, and he doesn’t remember what it tasted like.