Busala/Lusala-Beef Stew

Busala or Lusala are a root vegetable commonly found in the Southern part of Zambia. It can be eaten as a snack when plainly boiled with some salt or eaten with some nshima when cooked with gravy

Uncooked Busala/Lusala Roots

Its texture is soft when cooked. In this recipe, we are going to mix it with some beef to make a delicious stew

Busala/Lusala-Beef Stew served with some green vegetables

½ kg beef strips or cubes
3 handfuls of busala/lusala roots
Fresh red pepper
Fresh yellow pepper
Fresh green pepper
2 medium sized tomatoes
1 medium sized onion
3 tablespoons vegetable cooking oil
BBQ Spice (or any seasoning of your choice)
Wash and clean the busala/lusala roots on running water
Put in the pot with a tablespoon of oil and salt and boil for 30 minutes
Fry the beef in 2 tablespoons of oil till brown
Add busala/lusala to the beef and stir adding in your tomatoes, onions, peppers and seasoning with some salt
Stir continuously for 5 minutes and add 1/2 cup of water
Allow to simmer till you have thick appealing gravy then it is ready to serve
Enjoy with nshima or rice
Happy Eating!

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