You will need about 1 pound of beef of your choice for a pot of stew/maraka that serves about 6. Any budget cut like chuck roast, English roast, bottom round roast, or even sirloin will do. Sometimes the stores sell beef that is already cut up and call it stew beef which would be fine too.
Prepare the beef by trimming any fat and cutting into about 2 inch cubes.
Option 1 - Stove Top Instructions
Option 2 - Pressure cooker (Instant Pot) Instructions