Zigni is a delicious beef stew considered to be the national dish of Eritirea
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Eritrea and Ethiopia
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Author International Cuisine
4sweet peppersvery finely diced (red or yellow bells)
4 tomatoesvery finely diced
2Tablespoonsvegetable seasoning saltlike vegeta
1 can8 oz tomato paste
1/2cupghee or nitter kibbeh
In a large pot heat up the oil and add in the beef, cook a few minutes until browned and add in the onions. Cook together just a couple of minutes and add in all the other ingredients except for the berbere, ghee or nitter kibbeh, and minced garlic. Stir everything together and cook covered on medium heat for two hours.
Add in the berbere seasoning, ghee or nitter kibbeh and minced garlic, stir, cover and cook for another 5 minutes.