Ethiopian Siga Wat is a traditional spicy beef stew usually served with a crepe like bread known as Injera and other side dishes. The boiled eggs are optional.

This is a great recipe for spicy food lovers!

To Make this recipe, you will need the following:


3 Tbsp Olive Oil/Butter
1 Cup Yellow or Red Onion, diced
1 Tbsp Fresh Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tbsp Berbere Spice Mix
1 Tsp Jalapeno Pepper, diced (optional)
1 Cup Tomatoes (Crushed)
1 Lb Beef, cubed or ground
1 Cup Diced Potatoes
4 Hard Boiled Eggs, shelled (optional)
3 Cups Water
Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large pan on medium heat.
  2. Add oil or butter and onions then cook until soft.
  3. Next add garlic and spices, stirring constantly to prevent any sticking
  4. Put in the beef and potatoes, stirring occasionally until fragrant, then add tomatoes and water.
  5. Bring to a slight boil, turn heat down to low setting and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Add boiled eggs and cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.


The flavors of this recipe are quite intense, so you can either serve it with yogurt or Ethiopian Iab Cheese.

You can also serve it with buttered steamed rice and top with plain yogurt.

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