Assorted Meat Stew Recipe

Cook a comforting, satisfying, and enjoyable stew for everyone with one of the best soups and stews in Africa, the Assorted Meat Stew!

The Assorted Meat Stew is a hearty, savory, and satisfying Nigerian stew that’s known for its soft and tender meat cooked in a sweet and smoky homemade sauce for a meal you can serve any day, especially during celebrations.

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or the weekend, this stew can take all your worries away. It will make you feel relaxed and happy at every bite. Nothing beats a good stew recipe for a delightful meal to share.

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Serve it as a main dish with the best African recipes for an awesome dining experience. If you have leftover beef or turkey from a celebration, then now is the right time to use them. 

Let’s get stewing with this Assorted Meat Stew dish! 

How to Make Assorted Meat Stew

Despite its complex quality, the Assorted Meat Stew is so easy to make. Once you have your meat and pepper sauce, all you have to do is cook everything until tender, delicious, and perfect.

You’ll surely look forward to serving this to your guests!

Ingredients

How delicious is this Assorted Meat Stew recipe? Well, take a look at everything you will need to cook it.

Beef

What makes beef one of the best meats to add to the stew?

Beef has a rich and savory flavor that you can enhance with herbs, spices, and stews. The fat and tissues of the beef also add so much depth to the broth. Using the right beef parts, you can be sure that it’s going to be juicy, tender, and succulent when you cook it.

It’s also my go-to meat for stews because it releases delicious juices as it cooks which add to how delicious the broth is. Beef also comes in different cuts that you can choose from for texture and flavor profile.

There are plenty of beef parts you can use for your recipes. According to Serious Eats, the best parts to use for stewing are chunks, short ribs, shanks, brisket, and oxtail. I also suggest adding tripe for added flavor. 

In this recipe, you will use grilled beef to infuse the stew with a savory grilled taste. The seasoning from grilling also improves the flavor of the Assorted Meat Stew for a tasty stew.

It’s also my go-to meat for Beef Skewers, Fried Pepper Stew, and Nigerian Suya!

Chicken

Just when you think it can’t get meatier, let the chicken add a new kind of meat to the stew.

Is there such a thing as hard chicken? Yes, there is! It’s called hard chicken because the meat is from old fowls or old-range chicken. You may have tasted this meat in Asian and African recipes.

Once cooked, the hard chicken will have a chewy texture that will taste amazing with beef and turkey. In case you don’t have hard chicken, you can always use classic chicken parts like thighs and breasts.

Smoked turkey

Transform your leftover turkey by adding it to this stew.

Do you have any leftover smoked turkey? Well, put them to good use by adding them to the Assorted Meat Stew. Since it’s already seasoned and cooked, you can expect that it will have a smoky and umami flavor.

You can season it with the best herbs and spices for aroma and better quality. It’s easy to smoke turkey at home. For other leftovers, you can cook them into Turkey Pie, Egusi Soup, and Fried Rice.

Pepper sauce

What’s another secret to the perfect Assorted Meat Stew? It’s the pepper sauce!

When it comes to African soups and stews, pepper sauce is one of the best sauces that you need. It’s made of the following ingredients for the best balance of flavor and aroma:

  • Red bell peppers
  • Scotch bonnets
  • Tomato plum
  • Onions

It tastes sweet, savory, and spicy – the perfect combination with meat toppings. You can also season the sauce with your favorite herbs and spices for extra flavor. Just blend everything together and you’ve got yourself some pepper sauce!

Liquid stock

Don’t throw away the liquid stock whenever you’re boiling meat to soften it. You can still use it to enrich the flavor of other dishes. Season the meat well to infuse the liquid stock with the right taste. 

Aside from beef, you can also make liquid stock from chicken and vegetables. In fact, liquid stock can be made from a mix of beef, chicken, and turkey! 

Seasoning

Make the stew extra flavorful by seasoning the sauce with curry powder, mixed herbs, stock cubes, and sea salt. You can also add other herbs and spices depending on how you want the stew to taste.

Are you excited to discover how delicious they will taste once cooked?  Imagine the soft beef, smoky turkey, and savory chicken coated in yummy pepper sauce – it’s going to be an Assorted Meat Stew to remember!

Directions

Prepare your ingredients, and cook the best Assorted Meat Stew recipe! 

  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium fire.
  2. Cook the pepper sauce in the oil.
  3. Season it with curry powder, mixed herbs, stock cubes, and liquid stock.
  4. Reduce the heat and cook the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  5. Stir it with a spatula at regular intervals.
  6. Then, season with salt as needed. 
  7. Add in the smoked turkey and cook for three minutes. 
  8. Toss in the grilled beef, chicken, and stripe.
  9. Cook them for five minutes.
  10. Then, turn off the heat. 
  11. Serve the stew with your favorite side dishes
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Is it as savory and enjoyable as you imagined it to be? Share it with your family and friends to have the best experience. Also, remember to balance it with healthy recipes for a great meal!

Tips

Pepper sauce

With pepper sauce, you can already cook many African recipes. The best part is this sauce is so easy to make. You need red bell pepper, scotch bonnet, tomato plums, and an onion!

  1. Deseed and chop the red bell pepper, scotch bonnet, and tomato plums.
  2. Then, peel and dice the onion. 
  3. Puree them in a blender until smooth and pulp.
  4. Store the sauce in a container to use for future recipes.

You can also make the pepper sauce without a blender. Put them in a food processor or grate them until fine. Filter the contents with a sieve to extract the pulp.

Smoked turkey

If you love smoked turkey, then here’s how you can make it at home:

  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C.
  2. Grease an aluminum pan with oil. 
  3. Then, add the aromatics to the turkey cavity. 
  4. Secure the turkey legs to seal in the aromatics. 
  5. Coat it with your preferred seasoning blend. 
  6. Cook it for at least six hours or until done.
  7. Once cooked, let it rest for about 15 minutes before serving it on a plate or storing it! 

Assorted Meat Stew Variations

The best thing about stew recipes is that you create your own recipe.

Assorted Meat Stews can taste different every time you make them. You can use beef, chicken, and turkey individually or in other combinations! Moreover, make sure to cook them beforehand to avoid overcooking the sauce. 

Add herbs and spices that you want and make the stew as spicy or savory as you want. Taste it as you go so you can adjust it to your liking. Don’t skip the liquid stock because it will make the sauce extra tasty.

If you want to add vegetables, then I suggest using carrots, broccoli, celery, green beans, cabbage, and more!

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  • Pot: Cook the Assorted Meat Stew in a pot.
  • Spatula: Stir the stew using a spatula.

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How to Serve Assorted Meat Stew

I’m so excited for you to try the Assorted Meat Stew!

You can serve Assorted Meat Stew at any time of the day but what do you serve it with? One of the most popular choices is to serve it over rice. The grains will balance the flavor of the stew for a satisfying meal.

It can also taste well with breads such as baguettes and ciabatta. Just let the bread soak up the broth to taste the full flavors of the stews. I also love serving the stew with swallow foods for a fantastic texture and flavor.

Serve it hot for the guests to enjoy the delicious thick broth from the pepper sauce and the liquid stock. Moreover, here are some of the best dishes to serve with this meal:

  • Basmati Rice – cook the rice perfectly for the best flavor at every spoonful.
  • Banana Fufu – eat the fufu and stew with your hands for a yummy pairing.
  • Soft Bread – just dip the bread in the stew for a heavenly experience.
  • Amala Fele Fele – here’s another swallow food to try with the stew.
  • Roasted Plantain – a stew is better when you have roasted plantains on the side.

Storage Tips

At room temperature: Eat the Assorted Meat Stew within a few hours or whole it’s still hot.

make ahead

In the fridge: Store the stew in a container or resealable bag. Then, put it in the fridge for four days.

To freeze: Pour the stew into a freezer bag. Keep it in the freeze for four months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is assorted meat?

Assorted meat is a mixture of different cuts of meat, including muscles and organs. The meat can refer to beef, goat, tripe, cow skin, offal, chicken, turkey, or pork.

What kind of meat is used for stew?

It depends on the recipe. Some stews may taste great with beef while some can have chicken or even fish. Aside from Assorted Meat Stew, you can cook Smoked Mackerel Stew, Chicken Gizzard Stew, and Fish Stew, too.

What are the different types of stews?

In Africa alone, there are already so many types of stews you can enjoy. As long you have sauce and meat, fish, or vegetables, you can make any flavor of stew that you want.

What is another name for beef stew meat?

Another term for beef stew meat is “stewing beef” or “stew beef”. It is a common term when cooking different beef cuts in moist-high heat.

assorted beef stew recipe

Assorted Meat Stew

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Experience the meaty, savory, and peppery goodness of Assorted Meat Stew with this easy recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20
Course Stew
Cuisine African
Calories 16kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Pepper sauce

  • 4 red bell pepper (red bell pepper, scotch bonnet, tomato plums, onion)
  • 2 tomato plums (canned tomato plums)
  • 3 scotch bonnet (small-sized)
  • 1 onion (medium-sized)

Assorted grilled Beef and chicken

  • 18 pieces beef
  • 12 pieces chicken
  • 6 pieces tripe
  • 6 pieces smoked turkey

Seasonings

  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 stock cubes
  • ½ cup liquid stock
  • sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  • Cook the pepper sauce in the oil.
  • Season it with curry powder, mixed herbs, stock cubes, and liquid stock.
  • Reduce the heat and cook the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Stir it with a spatula at regular intervals.
  • Season with salt as needed.
  • Add in the smoked turkey and cook for three minutes.
  • Toss in the grilled beef, chicken, and stripe.
  • Cook them for five minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve the stew with your favorite side dishes!

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Notes

  • You can make this dish with a combination of beef, chicken, or turkey. 
  • Make the pepper sauce from scratch to add freshness and season as preferred.
  • Keep the liquid stock to use for other recipes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 20)Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 814IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
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