Creamy samp,spinach and beef stew

Creamy samp with spinach and beef stew is a hearty, comforting meal that combines the creamy texture of samp, the nutritional goodness of spinach, and the rich flavors of a slow-cooked beef stew. Samp, a South African staple, is dried corn kernels that have been stamped and chopped until broken but not as fine as maize meal. This dish is perfect for a cozy night in or for feeding a large group of friends and family. Here’s how to make it.


For the Creamy Samp:

  • 2 cups samp, soaked overnight
  • Water, for boiling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

For the Beef Stew:

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves

For the Spinach:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large bunch fresh spinach, washed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


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