Seswaa (as the dish is called in the Central District of Botswana) or leswao (as the dish is called in the south of the country) is a traditional meat dish of Botswana, made of beef and goat meat. It is prepared using left over cuts or tough cuts such as legs, neck and back. The dish is normally prepared for ceremonies such as funerals, weddings and national events such as independence celebrations.[1] The meat is boiled until tender in a pot, with "just enough salt",[2] and pounded.[3][4] It is often served with pap (maize meal) or mabele (sorghum).[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Firestone, M.D.; Karlin, A. (2010). Botswana & Namibia. Lonely Planet. p. 70. ISBN 9781741049220. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  2. ^ "Culture and Customs of Botswana".
  3. ^ "Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and ..."
  4. ^ a b "Seswaa recipe from Botswana". The Guardian. October 29, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Botswana - Culture Smart!".
  6. ^ "Tourism Destinations Southern Africa".