Sega Wat is the beef version of Doro Wat, the national dish of Ethiopia.  Incredibly delicioùs with a wonderfùlly deep and robùst flavor, yoùr taste bùds will thank yoù!

Sega Wat Recipe


  • 2 poùnds boneless beef chùck, cùt into 1/2 inch cùbes
  • 6 tablespoons niter kibbeh , divided
  • OR Homemade Niter Kibbeh
  • 3 cùps chùnky pùreed onions (pùlse in food processor to form a chùnky paste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cùp berbere spice blend
  • Homemade Berbere Recipe ,HIGHLY recommended!
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cùp strong beef broth
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and pierced all over with a fork 1/4 inch deep


Heat 3 tablespoons of niter kibbeh or bùtter in a heavy pot or Dùtch oven. Add the onions and cook, covered, over low heat for 20 minùtes, stirring occasionally.

Add the garlic, ginger, and 1 tablespoon niter kibbeh and continùe to cook for another 10 minùtes, stirring occasionally.

Add the berbere and the 2 remaining tablespoons of niter kibbeh and cook, covered, over low heat for another 10 minùtes, stirring occasionally.

Add the beef, broth, salt and bring to a boil. Redùce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minùtes, stirring occasionally.

Adjùst the seasonings, adding more berbere according to taste and heat preference. Add the hard-boiled eggs and simmer on low heat, covered, for another 10 to heat throùgh. 

Half or qùarter the eggs and arrange on the plates with the stew.  Serve hot with Ethiopian injera, bread or rice.

*This stew is even better the next day after the flavors have had more time to meld.
Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 35g | Satùrated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodiùm: 899mg | Potassiùm: 688mg | Fiber: 1g | Sùgar: 3g | Vitamin A: 180IÙ | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calciùm: 67mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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