Hey guys!! It’s a general truth that next to jollof rice the next big thing in Ghana is our beloved waakye. A meal full of goodness that consists of a unique blend of both beans and rice that fills you up so well.

If you haven’t tried waakye before you are missing out on some deliciousness in your life. Here’s a recipe you can try out at home just in case the waakye seller disappoints or you just want some homemade goodness of waakye.

You would need

1. 2 cups of white rice

1 cup of cowpea beans or red beans

2 millet stalks

Beef, Cow foot, Cow skin (wele)

Tomatoes, Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Kpapkashito, Tomatoe sauce.

Vegetable oil

Maggi cubes, Beef season, Salt or other seasoning of choice

Procedure for WAAKYE

Remove unwanted particles and wash beans and soak beans overnight to reduce the cooking time.

Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water for about 30 on medium heat.

Wash millet stalks quickly and add to the boiling beans.

Wash rice, drain water and remove the millet stalks before adding the rice to the beans when beans is 70% percent cooked.

Add salt and stir, leave to cook whiles frequently checking to ensure desired texture , you should then allow this to cook until you see that the rice and beans are done. Try not to stir the rice and beans so much.

Procedure for Waakye STEW

Wash all meat to be used, season with a blended mix of garlic, ginger, and onion, salt, magi cube, other preferred seasoning as desired then cook. Adjust seasoning to taste .

Blend tomatoes and kpakposhito, blend garlic, ginger and onion also and put aside

Put oil in saucepan and add chopped onions and fry, add blended garlic, ginger and onion mixture and fry till the onion turns golden brown.

add blended tomatoes and kapkpashito, stir and allow to cook, then add tomatoe sauce for like 30 mins.

Add the steamed meat with stock to the stew and allow to cook fro about 10 minutes.

Add salt, maggi, or seasoning as desired and allow to cook till desired dark brown color is reached. Check your salt .

Serve stew with cooked waakye, spaghetti and stewed gari (optional) and shitor.

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