cup egusi seeds
lbs, beef tenderloin
teaspoon black pepper
cup peanut oil
large tomatoes, chopped
small onion, peeled and chopped
1 or 2
chilies or jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
(8 ounce can tomato sauce)
cups water; any combination of crab, shrimp, or smoked fish adding up to 2 lbs.
lb. fresh spinach, cleaned and finely chopped, or 1(10 ounce pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed)
1. Place egusi seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside. 2. Wash beef and cut into bite size cubes. Season with salt and black pepper. 3 In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown but not cooked through. 4. Place tomatoes, onions, and peppers in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. 5. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. 6. Add tomato sauce, 1-1/2 cups water, crab, shrimp, and smoked fish and simmer for 10 minutes. 7. Add spinach and ground egusi seeds and continue to simmer for 10 minutes more. Serve with fufu.