How to: Cook Australian Beef Saloona

Sponsored: Part three of the True Aussie Ramadan cooking series. This week, Chef Tarek Ibrahim brings you a delicious traditional recipe you can try at home… 

Looking to get creative in the kitchen? Think of your favourite local dish. Now, think of your preferred meat – lamb? or beef? Then, think Australian.

Contrary to the perception among Arab meat lovers that imported meat is most suitable only for western dishes, the versatility, tender quality, and delicious flavour of Australian meat make it an excellent choice for traditional dishes as well.

In order to help you save your time and energy for the actual cooking process, What’s On has teamed up with True Aussie Lamb and Beef and celebrated TV chef Tarek Ibrahim who will be sharing some of their favourite recipes over the holy month of Ramadan which you can try at home.

This week, True Aussie shows us how to make Australian Beef Saloona.

Check out the video below and then scroll down to get a list of the ingredients and the method to prepare this simple yet delicious traditional dish.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 Hour

Here’s what you’ll need:

500g Australian beef striploin, cut into chunks
2 tbsp coriander powder
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup onions, chopped
5 cups of broth
1 cup potatoes, roughly chopped
1 cup butternut squash, roughly chopped
1 cup carrots, roughly chopped
1 cup zucchini, roughly chopped
1 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1 bag frozen okra
Up to 3 teaspoons tomato paste
1 tbsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add the striploin to the pot and sear it on all sides.

2. Once browned well on all sides, add coriander powder, cinnamon powder and turmeric powder. Mix until the spices are coated well on the meat.

3. Next, add onions, tomato paste, potatoes, carrots, coriander leaves and broth. Stir well to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

4. After 3 minutes, add the butternut squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. Cover and cook for another 50 minutes until the meat is tender. Keep stirring every once in a while. Add the okra and cover for few minutes.

5. Once the meat is tender, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Bon appetit!

Why Australian meat?

They can be trusted and here are six reasons why:

1. The livestock are pasture-raised

2. Australia has a unique natural environment suited to rearing livestock

3. It is free from all major livestock disease

4. Its animal welfare standards are world-leading

5. It’s naturally high in protein, iron and zinc, which are important for a balanced diet

6. Australian red meat is 100% guaranteed halal

To find this recipe and loads more, including tips and meat hacks, cooking inspiration and where to buy head to lambandbeef.com