This is based on a recipe for the Ethiopian dish Key Wat, but since I didn’t have the exact ingredients, I winged it and got this.

What you need

  • Instant Pot
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 0.25 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1.5 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp chinese five spice
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1.5 lbs beef, cubed or cut into strips

Do this

  • Put Instant Pot into sauté mode and add butter
  • Once butter is melted, add onion, ginger powder, and garlic powder. Cook until onion is caramelized (~1 min)
  • Add tomato paste, water, and rest of spices. Cook for one minute
  • Add beef. Seal lid and put Instant Pot into Meat/Stew mode and set for 30 minutes

    I serve this with rice but if you can get some of that awesome Ethiopian flatbread (injera,) you should use that


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