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a pot full of beef and banana stew

Ndizi Nyama (Bananas and Beef Stew)

A surprisingly delicious combination of flavors brought to you from Tanzania
Course Main Dish
Cuisine East African, Tanzanian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 674kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 lb Beef Filet Chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 Plantains Green or yellow peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 1 medium Onion, white Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Peeled and minced
  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 1 Carrot sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 small bunch cilantro chopped for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat
  • Add in onions and garlic and fry until golden
  • Add in the beef and cook until browned
  • Add in the carrots and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add in about 2 cups of water. Stir well
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste and cover until the stew is boiling
  • Add in the plantains, stir well and continue to boil for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk to stew and stir well
  • Reduce heat to simmer for another 5 minutes. If the plantains are tender, your Ndizi Nyama is ready to be served.


Serve with white rice or ugali. 


Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 1619mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 5213IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 6mg