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 Aunty Huluʻs Beef Stew by Nāpua Silva

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Aunty Huluʻs Beef Stew by Nāpua Silva

Nāpua Silva is a Hawaiian musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, kumu hula and educator from Maui. Known primarily for her contributions as kumu hula of Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, she arranges traditional Hawaiian music and performs with numerous groups. She has released four solo albums, each earning a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award.
In 2014, she voiced the character "Lele" in the Pixar animated short film Lava alongside fellow musician, Kuana Torres Kahele, who voiced "Uku." Today, she currently operates three hālau: Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka the original founded in 1996 with her sister kumu hula Kahulu Maluo-Huber, Hālau O Ka Ua Makanoe (Chiba, Japan), and Hālau O Naleihiwa (Sapporo, Japan).
Currently, the hālau serves over 200 hula students on the island of Maui ages 5 and up. Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka has won numerous awards over the years. Aunty Hulus beef stew is named after her mother.
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Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Local
Servings 10 Serves
Calories 903 kcal


  • 10 lbs. Boneless short ribs (fat on) 
  • 4 cups water 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 5 carrots 
  • 6 potatoes 
  • 2 cups celery  chopped
  • 1 23.2 oz. can tomato soup 
  • 2 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes 
  • 14.4 Italian style diced tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup Pa’akai (Hawaiian salt) 


  • Cut short ribs into chunks, season with pa’akai (Hawaiian salt).
  • Cover with water and bring to boil with, onions, celery and stewed tomatoes.
  • Boil for 1 hour.
  • Add potatoes, carrots and diced tomatoes.
  • Stir in tomato soup.


Calories: 903kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 90gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 3175mgPotassium: 2325mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5190IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B5: 2mgVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 11mg
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