Fante Mbire Flowee
Fante Mbire Flowee (Beef and Mushroom Soup)
775g mushrooms, wiped clean 775g stewing steak, cut into small cubes 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp hot chili flakes(piri-piri for preference) 8 tbsp flour 60ml vegetable oil 2 small onions, chopped 1 large, ripe, tomato, chopped 350ml water (approximately) Fante Mbire Flowee (Beef and Mushroom Soup)
Quarter the mushrooms (but leave button mushrooms whole, if using). Mix the flour with the salt and pepper and dredge the mushrooms and meat through this. Heat the oil in a pan, dip the mushrooms in this then lift from the oil and set aside.
When the mushrooms are done, brown the meat quickly on all sides in the hot oil. Remove the meat from the oil then fry the onions, tomatoes and chilli flakes. Cook until the onions are a light brown. Add any of the remaining seasoned flour to the onion mix and stir to incorporate. Slowly add the water so that you have a smooth gravy. Return the mushrooms and the meat to the pan and stir until combined.
Cover the pot and allow to simmer for an hour, adding more water as needed. Serve on a bed of rice, or with mashed yams or mashed sweet potatoes.