Ethiopian Deka Sega Wat (Ethiopian Ground Beef Stew)

Ethiopian Deka Sega Wat (Ethiopian Ground Beef Stew)

This is one of my favourite Ethiopian dishes, it is called Sego, ground beef stew. I grew up eating this and love having it for dinner. This is taking pasta sauce to a new level! Italian food has had a lot of influence on Ethiopian food from occupations of Italy in Ethiopia in history which is why we eat a lot of pasta and this is our version of Italian Spaghetti. Very simple to make but also very tasty.   


  1. 3 Onion (chopped) 
  2. Canola oil
  3. 1 can Pasta sauce
  4. 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 
  5. 1lb ground beef
  6. 3 tbsp Berbere spice mix 
  7. Cooked spaghetti 

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  1. Put the chopped onions in a pan on medium heat. Stir often and once the water from the onion is absorbed, add oil. Cook for 3 minutes. 
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook until the onion is golden brown 
  3. Add the group beef and cook for 5 minutes. Add water gradually if needed. 
  4. Add out Berbere spice and cook for 9 minutes while gradually adding water and stirring.
  5. Add pasta sauce, lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with any pasta! 


Serves 6


Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes