This enticing soup originated in South Africa with the curry spice influence of the North.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan or pot, brown the beef cubes and onions in butter or margarine.

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  • Add the beef stock, curry and bay leaves. Cook at low heat for 30 minutes.

  • Add the potatoes, vinegar, and salt. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until all is tender. Serve hot!!

Nutrition Facts

381.7 calories; 25.8 g protein; 20.5 g carbohydrates; 66.5 mg cholesterol; 957.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
This was an awesome recipe to start from. I've made it 3 times now. Here are the changes I made: added more beef and potatoes than the recipe asked for, and bell peppers and carrots for a more stew taste. I coated the beef in flour before browning to thicken up the soup. It was still pretty runny but the broth was so good, nobody was complaining. If you want to make this more of a stew, you should probably use 4 cups of stock, not 6, and use cornstarch to thicken. UPDATE: I made the same soup today with chicken and chicken stock (instead of beef and beef stock) and substituted cooked rice for the potatoes. I skipped the browning part and followed the rest of the ingredients and steps per recipe with my original modifications, adjusting the cooking time to the chicken breast (cut up). Excellent flavors! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2006
I give this a three not because I liked it but the wife seemed. So what went right? I took some advice from others and cut the broth and added cornstarch. Got the perfect consistency for a great stew. The meal was easy to make and it smelled AWESOME while cooking it. However once done I put it over rice and must say other than the first bite this is probably the most bland thing I have ever eaten. I was so disappointed as I wanted a good easy curry dish. And the heat? Nothing there. Next time I'll add a few teaspoons of Cayenne. My recommendation is if you're going to try this you have to add in a lot more spices. This was just too bland for me. The wife liked it however so I'll give it three stars. I don't think I'll be making it again--it just took too long to make to risk having the same result again. Read More
(11)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
This was an awesome recipe to start from. I've made it 3 times now. Here are the changes I made: added more beef and potatoes than the recipe asked for, and bell peppers and carrots for a more stew taste. I coated the beef in flour before browning to thicken up the soup. It was still pretty runny but the broth was so good, nobody was complaining. If you want to make this more of a stew, you should probably use 4 cups of stock, not 6, and use cornstarch to thicken. UPDATE: I made the same soup today with chicken and chicken stock (instead of beef and beef stock) and substituted cooked rice for the potatoes. I skipped the browning part and followed the rest of the ingredients and steps per recipe with my original modifications, adjusting the cooking time to the chicken breast (cut up). Excellent flavors! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
This was an awesome recipe to start from. I've made it 3 times now. Here are the changes I made: added more beef and potatoes than the recipe asked for, and bell peppers and carrots for a more stew taste. I coated the beef in flour before browning to thicken up the soup. It was still pretty runny but the broth was so good, nobody was complaining. If you want to make this more of a stew, you should probably use 4 cups of stock, not 6, and use cornstarch to thicken. UPDATE: I made the same soup today with chicken and chicken stock (instead of beef and beef stock) and substituted cooked rice for the potatoes. I skipped the browning part and followed the rest of the ingredients and steps per recipe with my original modifications, adjusting the cooking time to the chicken breast (cut up). Excellent flavors! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
this is a fantastic recipe! start that is... me being the diddler that i am i needed to tweak! i added four potatoes to give the soup more substance... also use a bit more onions... just to your taste of course. i used two medium onions... also heap the tablespoons of curry powder... cut mr salty in half. only 1 teaspoon for you! and add a pinch of cayenne... 1/4 teaspoon for the measurer... enjoy! Read More
(33)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
added cornstarch to thicken soup to make it like a stew also added carrots. loved it Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2006
This was absolutely out of this world! The flavor is so intense. She said the recipe is from South Africa but my husband was in the Navy and we were stationed in Japan and the Japanese also have alot of curry dishes like this. It was so good to taste that flavor again it brings back good memories! Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2006
I give this a three not because I liked it but the wife seemed. So what went right? I took some advice from others and cut the broth and added cornstarch. Got the perfect consistency for a great stew. The meal was easy to make and it smelled AWESOME while cooking it. However once done I put it over rice and must say other than the first bite this is probably the most bland thing I have ever eaten. I was so disappointed as I wanted a good easy curry dish. And the heat? Nothing there. Next time I'll add a few teaspoons of Cayenne. My recommendation is if you're going to try this you have to add in a lot more spices. This was just too bland for me. The wife liked it however so I'll give it three stars. I don't think I'll be making it again--it just took too long to make to risk having the same result again. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
this came out really spicy! we enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
This really hit the spot! Read other reviews added an extra potato 2 thin carrots and a small amount of cornstarch. Made 8 cups of soup. Simple and very tasty. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
This was really good and fun to make for two novice chefs. We used chuck steak rather than stew-grade beef and sweet potatoes rather than regular potatoes. The sweet potatoes went really well with the curry and I didn't find the meat to be too tough. We'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
Excellent soup that is very easy to make. I suggest a tad bit more curry and less onion more like 1 and 1/2. Read More
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