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Nigerian beef stew is one of the most versatile Nigerian stew. It is prepared and enjoyed all over Nigeria. It is red almost orangish in colour and oh so appealing to the eyes.
Nigerian Beef stew
Personally, If I don’t have Nigerian stew (beef, chicken, fish or turkey) I believe I do not have food in the house. I can survive few days without stew but 4 days without stew and that’s taking it too far..yes I love my Nigerian stew just like that. This recipe has been in my draft since October 2014 and I totally forgot it there like many others in my draft which I will be publishing soon. So today is the day i post this recipe.
By the way, I only realised this when Ebun came to dine at my restaurant and asked me for the stew recipe.
She, fellow food blogger and friend Phisayo and Funmi couldn’t stop talking about how delicious it was..infact they called me witch on the day due to the fact of how on point everything they ate were! What did they expect though I don’t just talk the talk or write the write on the blog..lol, I do the do! so if you want to experience a taste of K’s Cuisine contact me but first let me warn you, you will keep coming back for more.
So this is one of the method I use in cooking Nigerian beef stew (yes I have other methods of cooking it). This is method 1 so readers, Let’s get cooking:
HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN BEEF STEW
This recipe is easy and quick and you only need few ingredients. The ingredients you’ll need include beef, peppers, seasoning cubes, oil (full list of ingredients and recipe in recipe card at the end of this post).
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN BEEF STEW
Vegetable or Sunflower oil
Scotch bonnet (ata rodo)
Long red pepper or Bell pepper (Tatashe)
Stock / bouillion cubes
NIGERIAN STEW RECIPE
1) Make the pepper mix by blending the scotchbonnet, bell peppers, tomatoes and onion.
2) Pour the blended peppers in a pot, put on heat and boil to reduce water content.
3) Boil beef with chopped onions, stock cube and salt then grill or fry the boiled meat.
4) In a pot, add vegetable oil and chopped onions, saute for 3 minutes (If you fried the beef use the vegetable oil from frying the beef) then add in the boiled pepper .
5) Add meat stock, stock cubes and salt and leave it to fry.
6) Add in the grilled or fried beef and let the stew fry for another 5 – 10 minutes.
Cover the pot slightly with lid to minimise splash all over cooker and kitchen worktop.
When the stew is cooked, take off heat.
That’s beef stew ready to be enjoyed.
What to serve beef stew with
You can eat with bread, rice, any swallow, yam, plantain, etc.. the possibilities are endless. So that’s how i cook Nigerian beef stew. Isn’t this one of the easiest Nigerian stew recipe ever?
Nigerian Beef Stew – Classic Nigerian Stew Recipe
- 1 kg Beef Cut and cleaned
- 3 Large long red peppers or bell peppers
- 1- 3 Scotchbonnets You can use more if you like it hot
- 400g canned Tomatoes or 4 fresh tomatoes
- 1 Onion to blend with peppers
- 1 medium Brown onion chopped
- 2 Stock cubes/ bouillion cubes
- 1/3 cup Vegetable oil you can decant after stew is cooked.
- Make the pepper mix by blending the scotchbonnet, bell peppers, tomatoes and onion.
- Pour the blended peppers in a pot, put on heat and boil to reduce water content.
- Boil beef with chopped onions, stock cube and salt then grill or fry the boiled meat.
- In a pot, add vegetable oil and chopped onions, saute for 3 minutes (If you fried the beef use the vegetable oil from frying the beef) then add in the boiled pepper.
- Add meat stock, stock cubes and salt and leave to fry for 10 minutes
- Add in the grilled or fried beef and let the stew fry for another 5 – 10 minutes. Cover the pot slightly with lid to minimise splash all over cooker and kitchen worktop.
- When the stew is cooked, take off heat.
- That's beef stew ready to be enjoyed.
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This post was originally published May 6, 2015, now republished with few new pictures November 2019.
Nigerian Beef stew recipe. Easy Nigerian recipes