Is Matooke the same thing as a plantain?!

Question: Is Matooke the same thing as a plantain?
I am interested in trying out a Ugandan recipe for Matooke, and am wondering what Matooke actually is?


Yes and is also the name of a Ugandan stew.

8 -10 plantains
1 lemon, juice of (optional)
oil (for frying)
1 onion, chopped
2 -3 tomatoes, chopped (or canned whole tomatoes, drained)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 -4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chili pepper, chopped (optional)
salt or coriander or cayenne pepper (to taste) or red pepper (to taste)
1 lb ground beef (optional) or 1 lb beef stew meat, cut in bite-sized pieces (optional)
1 cup beef broth (optional) or 1 cup beef stock (optional)

Directions:Prep Time: 20 minsTotal Time: 1 1/2 hrs
1Peel the plantains, cut into cubes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and set aside.2Heat oil in a large pan. Fry the Onion, tomatoes, green pepper, hot pepper, and garlic together. Add spices to taste. Add meat or broth. Continue frying and stirring until the meat is nearly done or until the broth is starting to boil.3Reduce heat. Add plantains. Cover and simmer over low heat until plantains are tender and meat is done. Serve matoke (matooke, if you prefer) hot.

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