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Nigerian Assorted Meat Pepper Soup

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Nigerian Pepper soup is a spicy broth popularly served at home, restaurants and parties in Nigeria. I have made this pepper soup recipe with assorted meat. It is so comforting, spicy and delicious.

overhead shot of nigerian assorted meat pepper soup in a white bowl.

Nigerian Pepper Soup!

Assorted meat pepper soup! just what the Doctor ordered. The weather around here is not the type one can ask for right now. It is so windy that if you are not careful and you lose your balance, you may find yourself in the next street. I was home today and I couldn’t think of what to cook in this confused weather, I was thinking something quick and spicy.

I checked my freezer for what to cook and yes! assorted meat Pepper soup called to me. Pepper soup is a spicy broth popularly served at home, restaurants and parties in Nigeria. Nigerian pepper soup can be made with assorted meat, beef (goat meat), chicken, or fresh fish eg catfish. The basic spice (My active kitchen pepper soup spice) that makes up this broth can be sourced from the local market, or on my website and if you wish to make your own then you can buy the spices in its natural form and use according to preference.

Nigerian pepper soup spice ingredients consist of calabash nutmeg, African pepper, cloves etc. If you live in the UK or environs, kindly check out my shop where I sell homemade spices like suya spice and pepper soup spice. I bet you will be back for more. The reviews say it all.

As the name implies, Nigerian assorted meat pepper soup is VERY spicy and it is not for the weak. In fact, Nigerian pepper soup can be just what the doctor recommends when you are down with flu or recuperating. If you are not bold enough for the amount of chilli added to this recipe, feel free to adjust it to taste.

overhead shot of nigerian assorted meat pepper soup in a white bowl.

Ingredients

1kg assorted meat, cubed

2-3tbsp ground pepper soup spice

1tablespoon vegetable oil optional

Salt to taste (use according to preference, start with 1 teaspoon)

Seasoning (eg Knorr or Maggi)

Water (about a litre)

1.5 medium-size onions, chopped or sliced

2-3 cloves garlic, sliced

Cayenne pepper, use according to preference

1 tablespoon scent leaves (substitute with dried or fresh basil)

How to make Nigerian assorted meat pepper soup

Wash assorted meat thoroughly to get rid of unwanted bits.

  •  If you are using lungs and liver, I’ll advise you parboil for about 6 minutes before adding to the rest of the meat or simply cut the meat to cube size to allow easy access when washing to get rid of the clotted blood. rinse clean and continue with the cooking procedures

Place a pan containing washed assorted meat on medium heat add chopped onions, garlic, salt, seasoning, half of the pepper soup spice, add enough water to cover the meat and bring to boil for about 15 minutes

Add the remaining pepper soup spice and vegetable oil and reduce the heat. Also, check for salt and seasoning. Add more water to the broth is needed.

 collage of assorted meat pepper soup still in a pot.

After about 10 minutes, add a handful of scent leaves or basil. I used a combination of dried and fresh basil

Bring to boil till meat is tender and serve immediately Nigerian pepper soup can be eaten on it own or with agidi (eko) or bread

overhead shot of nigerian assorted meat pepper soup in a white bowl.

If you love this recipe then you might want to try my catfish pepper soup recipe. You won’t regret it well except if you are not a fish lover

Assorted Meat Pepper Soup (Nigerian Pepper Soup)

Nigerian Pepper soup is a spicy broth popularly served at home, restaurants and parties in Nigeria. It can be made with assorted meat, beef, chicken, or fresh fish. Assorted meat pepper soup is a type of Nigerian pepper soup and it is absolutely delicious and yes spicy (hot)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: Assorted meat pepper soup, Nigerian pepper soup
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 kg assorted meat cubed
  • 2 tbsp Pepper soup spice mix
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt start with a teaspoon and adjust to taste
  • Seasoning I used 2 Nigerian Knorr cubes
  • Water about 1 litre (4 to 5 cups)
  • 11/2 medium size Onions chopped or sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic sliced
  • Cayenne pepper use according to preference
  • handful Scent leaves substitute with dried or fresh basil

Instructions

  • Wash assorted meat thoroughly to get rid of unwanted bits. 
     If you are using the lungs and liver, I’ll advise you parboil for about 6 minutes before adding to the rest of the meat or simply cut the meat to cube size to allow easy access when washing to get rid of the clotted blood. Rinse clean and continue with the cooking process.
  • Place pan containing washed assorted meat on medium heat add, chopped onions, garlic, salt, seasoning, half of the pepper soup spice, add enough water to cover the meat and bring to boil for about 15 minutes Add the remaining pepper soup spice and vegetable oil and reduce the heat. Also, check for salt and seasoning. 
  • Add more water to the broth is needed. After about 10 minutes, add a handful of scent leaves or basil. I used a combination of dried and fresh basil Bring to boil till meat is tender.
    Serve immediately. Assorted meat pepper soup can be eaten on it own or with agidi (eko) or bread

overhead shot of nigerian assorted meat pepper soup in a white bowl.

This recipe was originally published in March 2015 but now updated with new photos. Below is one of the pictures used for this recipe in case you are curious

Nigerian assorted meat pepper soup in a white bowl placed on a red table. The bowl is placed beside a floral napkin and crusty bread

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