Lekhotloane (Bashed Beef with Morongo Potatoes) #eattheworld
Welcome to our June 2021 post for the Eat the World project, led by Evelyne of CulturEatz. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!
This month she invited us to explore the country of Lesotho! That was a new one to me - I enjoyed expanding my knowledge just a little, learning about this country and the food they enjoy!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose this dish, but I'm so very glad that I did! What a tasty, filling, and hearty combination of simple ingredients.
Look at all our delicious Lesotho dishes!
Pandemonium Noshery: Butha Buthe - Spinach and Tangerine Soup
Palatable Pastime: Lesotho Likhobe
Magical Ingredients: Lesothan Chakalaka With Papa
Making Miracles: Lekhotloane
Sneha’s Recipe: Chakalaka With Pap-Pap/A Vegan & Gluten Free Stew With Cornmeal
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Borotho - Bread from Lesotho
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Makoenva
Cultureatz: Butha-Buthe, a Spinach and Tangerine Soup
The caramelized onions with the beef were delicious on their own, but add the lightly sauced spinach and potatoes with that hint of peanut butter? It was fabulous!
Lekhotloane (Bashed Beef with Morongo Potatoes)
For the Beef
2 lbs beef brisket or similar cut
3 TBS oil
2 onions, diced
4 beef stock cubes, divided use
1 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste
For the potatoes
1 bunch of spinach rinsed
2 large potatoes, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
3 TBS butter
3 TBS peanut butter
- Boil the beef in a large pot of water with 2 of the stock cubes, until falling apart tender (I boiled mine about 3 hours). Cut meat into chunks and bash with a meat tenderizer until falling apart.
- Add the oil to a large nonstick skillet and heat to medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add the diced onions and sauté until they begin to caramelize and are tender. Add the beef back into the pot, along with the cup of water and remaining stock cubes. Stir gently until stock cubes dissolve and liquid is mostly evaporated / thickened into a light sauce. Taste, add salt and pepper to taste.
- When the beef is almost done, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, and boil the cubed potatoes for about 12-15 minutes until tender. Add the spinach in for the last minute or two so that it wilts. Drain potatoes and spinach. Add them back to the pot along with the butter and peanut butter, stirring gently to melt the butter and peanut butter and coat the potatoes and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Plate the bashed beef with the spinach and potatoes around it to serve.
Recipe adapted from International Cuisine