Isitambu/Umngqusho/samp and beans are traditional and delicious! It’s so quick and easy to make when using your pressure cooker.
There is no need to soak your samp and beans before the time and your meal is done in 1 hour and 15 minutes. This is one tasty stew!
What you’ll love:Samp and beans with meat is a perfect one-dish winter meal that fills you right up.
Season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 30ml oil in a pressure cooker, then brown the meat on both sides.
Remove from the pressure cooker and set aside.
Add some more oil to the pressure cooker and sauté all the vegetables until soft.
Add samp, beans and beef stock. Return meat to the pressure cooker and stir.
Cover with the lid on and lock into place. Set the timer to 1 hour on medium heat. Release the steam from the pressure cooker. Add tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer without a lid over low-medium temperature for 15 minutes.
To serve: Serve with bread
Prepare samp and beans without meat and serve as a side dish.
If you don’t have a slow cooker: Separately soak your samp and beans in cold water overnight. Follow the recipe as above, but simmer over low heat for 2 – 2½ hours or until samp, beans and meat are tender in a pot.
*Did you know that samp and beans were one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite meals?