• For the Umfino Pap

  • 2 cups maize meal
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold Soft Irish Butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 cup Kerrygold Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • For the Hearty Beef Stew

  • 1 1/2 kg beef stew meat
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic and ginger
  • 2 tbsp hearty beef soupmix
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp curry powder


Recipe by: Thabitha Makwakwa (@thabitha_chef)

For the Umfino Pap

1. To make the Umfino pap, bring three cups of water and stock to a boil in a pot. Mix the mealie meal with the water then add to the pot, stir well, cover and all cook for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the butter and vegetables (spinach and carrots) and cook for further 10 minutes

3. Stir in Kerrygold Mature Cheddar cheese and cook for further 3 minutes until the cheese has melted.

4. Serve with the Hearty Beef Stew

For the Hearty Beef Stew

5. Season the beef with salt and pepper then seer in a hot pot.

6. Combine the beef, broth, garlic and ginger, beef soup mix and 1/2 cup of water and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours.

7. Mix the remaining water with cornstarch, tomato paste, curry powder and add to the stewed beef then cook until the gravy is thickened.

8. Serve with the Umfino Pap

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