Indulge in some hearty fare as a family while it’s drizzling and chilly outdoors. This creamy samp and beef stewcipe is perfect for slow simmering over the weekend. South Africans love their beef stew thick and tender, and it goes well with their favourite side dish, samp, which is creamy and full of flavour. Samp is a popular African staple dish made from dried maize kernels that have been crushed and diced till broken, but not as finely ground as mealie-meal or mielie rice.
Creamy samp and beef stew suggestions
If you want the samp to absorb as much liquid and become as creamy as possible, you should soak it overnight. In fact, many South Africans would rather eat this than mashed potatoes. A multi-layering of flavours is used to extract the most flavour from each component. Add half a teaspoon of chilli flakes if you want to spice things up a little. To serve, sprinkle with chopped parsley, fresh garlic, and lemon zest.
Is it comfort cuisine for the typical South African family that you seek? This weekend, I urge you to try this recipe for a rich and satisfying samp and beef stew.