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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


  • 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


  • 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