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KFB Foodie Talk: How to make Beef roll ups with ugu filling

For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature –  is basically for ladies and ‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better  ;).

It’s
no secret that beef is a big part of the Nigerian diet. We practically
use it for most of our cooking in soups, stews, main dishes and so on.
One of the ways we enjoy beef is by mincing the beef as i did here and here or cutting it up into chunks and cooking as shown here, here and here or slicing it up as shown here.
But have you tried rolling it up? This is a really new and nice take on
how to prepare beef which i’m sure you’ll love. It’s got a leafy
vegetable filling and can be paired with rice, yam, potato, beans and
just about anything. Enjoy!. 


How to make beef roll ups
• Prep time:  
20 minutes
• Cook time: 5-10 minutes
• Total time: 30 minutes
• Level:         Easy

Ingredients:::
• 5 thin sliced beef
• 1 tbsp. chili powder
• 1 tbsp. garlic powder
• 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
• Salt to taste

The filling:::

• A handful ugu leaves
• 1 medium sized yellow pepper
• 1 medium sized red pepper
• 1/2 small red onion
• Salt to taste 

Other things you’d need

• A string or toothpicks 

Instructions:::
Step 1: Place the beef slices on a chopping board. To know how i
sliced the beef, i used a sharp knife to cut off thick rectangle slices.
In a bowl, mix the chili powder, garlic powder, vegetable oil and salt
to taste together. Brush this over the top of the beef slices and leave
the beef to sit while you prepare the filling. 
Step 2: To prepare the filling, chop the ugu leaves, yellow pepper, red pepper and small red onion. 
Step 3: Place an empty pan on the burner, add the vegetable oil
and heat it up for 30 seconds. Add the onion, yellow and red pepper and
stir fry for 1 minute. Add the chopped vegetable, salt to taste and stir
fry for 1 minute. Turn off the burner and leave to cool.
Step 4: On the center of each flattened beef, divide the
vegetable stir-fry between the 5 beef slices. Once done, roll up each
beef and secure with a string or toothpicks so the content doesn’t fall
off. 
Step 5: Spread the rest of the spice mixture over the beef roll
ups and place them on a grilling rack. Leave to cook in the grill for
about 5-10 minutes on all sides. 
Step 6: Once done, remove from the heat and leave to cool for sometime before removing the strings. 
Step 7: Slice them up with a sharp knife and serve! 

 

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Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of KemiFilaniBlog. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday!Email: [email protected]

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