The weekends are so short for me these days; anyone else feel the same?I wake up on Saturdays and choose to lie in,oh yes !it is my Sabbath day rest.I so love that slow pace of things on Saturdays.So, fast forward to lunch time and I have to be in and out of the kitchen in no time so my slow ticking Saturday continues uninterrupted,my choice of a sauce to go with rice on such days is the coconut beef sauce.

It’s simple and quick to make and does taste good too.Luckily I shop on Fridays and keep some boiled beef handy in the freezer;) so things will be on top speed.Thats not to say you can’t use raw beef (or any other meat for that matter!).The good thing about this recipe is that it works well with any meat or fish you throw at it;yeah :it’s that versatile.Ok let’s do this!


6 medium sized cut beef(already seasoned and boiled)

1 cup meat stock

5 medium sized carrots. 

1 large green pepper.

100 gr runner beans.

1 cup sweet corn.

3 spring onions.

1 clove of garlic.

1 small ginger root.

2 Knorr Seasoning cubes.

2 tsp white pepper.

1 cooking spoonful vegetable oil.

3 tablespoonfuls cornflour

Salt to taste.

1 cup coconut milk.


Cut meat into smaller bits.(this will allow it cook faster)

Slice the carrots,spring onions,green pepper and runner beans.

Grate/crush garlic and ginger.

Pour oil in a saucepan and heat for a few minutes.

Add crushed garlic and ginger with some spring onions to the oil and stir.

Add the meat and sear till crisp on the outside.

Pour in the meat stock and coconut milk in saucepan and bring to a boil on low heat.

(The above step is for when using boiled beef,with raw beef just sear the beef cuts in hot oil till all sides are crisp, add the coconut milk and bring to a boil to allow beef cook till tender)

Add seasoning cube and white pepper.

Add the sliced veggies starting with the runner beans then the carrots, turn heat low to a simmer.

Make a paste with the cornflour (ratio of water to corn flour shoul be 4:3)and add it to the simmering liquid in the saucepan.(this should thicken the sauce).

Add the green pepper  and sweet corn,salt to taste and turn of heat to allow pepper steam.

Enjoy with your white rice!


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