One pot meals

Beef jollof

Hey! How you doing?

I am in distress!

Slow internet connection. It has taken over two hours to upload just one photo, just one!

I would ignore that and just smile over this bowl in front of me.

Jollof is my weakness. Make me jollof and I will fall in love with you, probably stick to you. You wouldn’t be able to tear me off.

I know you love jollof too, let me taunt you with this bowl to get you to the kitchen.

And yeah, do call me when is done, because my stomach is never full with jollof.

Jollof with beef
Beef jollof
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 3 - 4
Author: Marianjules| BiscuitsandLadles
  • 1/2 kg beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • scotch bonnet pepper as required (optional)
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt as required.
  • 1/2 cup/120ml oil
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste/ puree
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoon turkey berries optional
  • pepper as required
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 1/2 - 2cups water adjust accourding to brand
  • salt as required
Prepare beef
  1. Cut the beef into desired sizes. Blend all the ingredients under the beef together. Pour over the beef. Put on high heat and cook till is tender. Add water as and when needed when cooking.

To make the stew
  1. Blend onions, turkey berries and pepper together, set aside. Put oil in a saucepan and set on fire. When oil is hot, fry beef and set aside.

  2. Add tomato paste, stir fry for about two minutes, add blended onions, pepper and turkey berries. Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry. Add salt, curry and bay leaf. Cover and let simmer on high heat for about five minutes. 

To make jollof
  1. Wash rice till water is cleared. Add washed rice to the stew, leftover beef stock from the cooked beef, add stock from beef if there is any, water as needed, check and adjust for salt.

  2. Cover tightly and bring to boil. Immediately it starts boiling, remove lid, using a thin wooden ladle or a long fork stir from bottom to top. Cover tightly and let simmer on low heat for 10-12 minutes. After the time has lapsed, remove lid, stir again. Stir in beef at this point. Cover tightly and let simmer for 10 more minutes till its well cooked. Serve

Recipe Notes

Brands of rice differ, check the amount of water you regularly use to cook regular rice and use less than that for jollof. Remember, we using steam.

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