As the Beatles said “I get by with a little help from my friends”. For this recipe, my “friend” was store bought Harissa Simmer sauce. I keep reading about Harissa in magazines and have always wanted to try it. However, this past weekend, I was in the mood for something delicious and fast. So, I used the simmer sauce. But I did doctor it up. It turned out delicious! I mean, really delicious! MIND-BLOWING DELICIOUS! Here is what you will need.
1.5lbs stew beef
2 sweet potatoes, diced
1 large red onion, diced into large chunks
1 tomato, diced
1 can of red kidney beans
1 packet of Harissa simmer sauce ( I used Saffron Road)
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp of olive oil
salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste.
2 tbsp of chopped scallions
Lime wedges for serving (optional)
Brown the meat in oil and set aside.
Add the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, salt pepper and cinnamon and cook till vegetables soften.
Add the meat, beans and pour in the sauce. I filled the pouch with water to rinse off every last bit of the sauce and poured it into the pot.
Simmer on medium high heat for 30 40 mins, till meat and vegetables and fork tender. Add scallions at the very end and take off heat.
Serve hot with polenta or couscous.