Peppersoup is one of the most delicious Nigerian foods. I want to talk about the assorted meat recipe I have come to learn, in the last few years that several recipes exist. This one, however, is made with assorted meat. You will learn about the ingredients/spices used for pepper soup also.

We have different recipes in Nigeria that are made with different kinds of meat and fishes. The most popular is goat meat recipe followed by the assorted cow/goat meat recipe (which includes shaki [cow tripe], pkomo, fresh meat, intestine, liver, and kidney), also we have the cow tail version, Catfish Pepper Soup which is fondly called ‘point and kill’.

Here is how I Make pepper soup with assorted cow meat. I have used the phrase ‘Assorted cow meat’ on several parts of this food blog. If you don’t understand what I mean, here is an explanation. – Assorted cow meat in Nigerian is simply different parts of a cow, it includes plain red beef, cow tripe, liver, kidney, intestine etc.

Pepper Soup

I used all of those to prepare the plate of pepper soup above as you will also see in the video at the bottom of this page.

Complete list of Pepper soup Ingredients and spices

1 kg of assorted meat (goat or cow)
3 Seeds of Ehu
Scent leaves (a handful)
Sliced Utazi Leaves (optional)(a handful)
2 stock cubes
3 Tablespoons of ground crayfish (optional)
1 cup of sliced onions
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Beef seasoning spice
2 garlic cloves
Half-finger of ginger.
Half teaspoon lion Peppersoup spice.
paprika – teaspoon.

There are many brands of beef seasoning spices in Nigeria, you can use anyone. Try different ones with different foods then chose one of the brands and use for all your cooking.

Making pepper soup

The glass plate contains a seasoning cube and paprika powder. I like my pepper soup a little red, hence the paprika powder.

Assorted goat meat on the other plate. the rest are utazi leaves, pepper (Scotch bonnet) and ehu seeds

Preparation

Clean the ginger and garlic, pound or blend together.

The seed of ehu is one of the most relevant ingredients just go ahead and break away the outer shell, then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and half cup of crayfish

Slice the onions and utazi leaves and set aside in a plate.

This same ingredient (ehu) is used for making several other Nigerian foods, like the African salad and Nkwobi.

If you are preparing pepper soup with assorted meat you want to wash the meat properly with hot water.

How to make Pepper soup

Start cooking the meat with some simple ingredients. (A seasoning cube, a teaspoon of beef seasoning spice, a teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions).

spiced meat

Cook the meat for just 10 minutes then add about 3 cups of water and cook for 30-50 minutes until the meat becomes tender and easy to chew. You can add another cup of water.
Prepare goatmeat

Add the pepper soup spice, the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish, and remaining onions.
Add the Paprika – a teaspoon. Paprika is a spice made from the dried fruit of red bell pepper. It makes my pepper soup somewhat reddish.

Cooking peppersoup

Add the sliced utazi, salt and (ordinary) pepper to taste. Allow to boil for another 5-10 minutes and you just made a delicious pot of pepper soup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.

NOTE: Uziza seeds are very pepperish, be sure to taste before adding scotch bonnet (ordinary pepper).

pot of peppersoup

You can serve alone with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink. Although, I enjoy it better with boiled white rice or yam.

So this is how to prepare pepper soup with intestine, tripe, liver and plain red beef – Assorted meat.

Why not try this out in your kitchen and tell me all about it? Use the comment form below.

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Pepper Soup Recipe | Best Spices and Ingredients

You could make assorted meat pepper soup using this recipe.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: how to make, Nigerian Foods, Pepper soup recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 4000 Naira

Equipment

  • Cooker
  • Pots
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 kg assorted meat goat or cow
  • 3 Seeds of Ehu
  • Scent leaves a handful
  • Sliced Utazi Leaves optional(to taste)
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons of ground crayfish optional
  • 1 Cup Sliced onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Beef seasoning spice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Half-finger of ginger.
  • Half teaspoon lion Peppersoup spice.
  • Teaspoon Paprika

Instructions

  • Pound or blend the ginger and garlic together.
  • NOTE: Uziza seeds are very pepperish, be sure to taste before adding scotch bonnet. Use pepper at your discretion.
  • De-shell the calabash nutmeg (Ehu) then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and half cup of crayfish
  • Slice the onions and utazi leaves and set aside in a plate.
  • Wash the meat and season with a teaspoon of beef seasoning, a teaspoon of salt, half cup of sliced onions and 1 seasoning cube).
  • Once the meat boils for 10 minutes add 3 cups of water to it and cook till it becomes tender and chewable.
  • Add the pepper soup spice, the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish, and remaining onions.
  • Add a teaspoon of Paprika and allow it to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced utazi, salt and (ordinary) pepper to taste. Allow to boil for another 5-10 minutes and you just made a delicious pot of pepper soup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.
  • pot of peppersoup
  • You can serve pepper soup with white boiled rice or yam.
  • You can also serve as a side dish
  • This video highlights all the ingredients used in making pepper soup and shows you how it is made.

Video

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Comments

  1. Chy Anegbu  September 20, 2012

    Nigerian peppersoup is one of the most delicious evening dessert in Nigeria,
    I would love to hear your own opinion on this matter.

    What do you think?

    reply
    • Akerele opeyemi  July 6, 2017

      Hello ma,thanks for this wonderful recipe.pls I bought pepper soups ingredient in a powdery form,can I use it .then what other things do I need to add.thanks

      reply
    • ann  December 22, 2017

      Can i use peppersoup spice instead of kitchen glory beef seasoning?

      reply
    • Ms Ogunmokun  July 13, 2019

      Is the ginger and garlic for the boiling of the meat?

      reply
      • Ms Ogunmokun  July 13, 2019

        Can one use scent leaf too? With this method?

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      • Chy Anegbu  July 14, 2019

        You can add them whenever you like.

        reply
  2. Favour Enaks  March 31, 2014

    Thanks for Ur lectures on different delicacies but i would love to ask if this method of cooking pepper soup is basically igbo method base on the ingredient mentioned.

    reply
  3. Babe kosi  May 20, 2014

    Chy well done

    You have really inspired me a lot , I have tried some of your wonderful recipes and my husband was like wow.

    My problem is how to get the cook because I am residing in Cotonou and I really need the book.

    reply
  4. Ebele  July 18, 2014

    U really inspired me. Keep it up.

    reply
  5. Chinyere Nnarah  August 10, 2014

    Wow, i just learnt alot now especially g
    oat meat pepper soup which my husband loves much. Thanks so much.

    reply
  6. halimah belgore  October 1, 2014

    Well done. But how do I get d uzizi and utazi leave?

    reply
    • Zeus  February 10, 2017

      Na WA oh!!! Babe go market na. Oky, ask for igbo shop for market dey may be a handful of Help k

      reply
  7. chidimma  October 12, 2014

    Lovely now I can make my boyfriend wait for my coming home from work.

    reply
  8. jolayemi beatrice abosede  November 20, 2014

    nice one

    reply
  9. bridget  December 31, 2014

    Thanks chy, u have saved many homes by sharing ur cooking secrets
    I love and aprreciate ur efforts.

    reply
  10. bridget  December 31, 2014

    thanks chy , u have save many homes with ur Cook books.
    I love cooking and ur books have taken my cooking to another level, kudos to u.

    reply
  11. beauty  January 29, 2015

    pls I want to learn how to make cake

    reply
    • Rejoice  August 23, 2016

      I can teach you, if you don’t mind?

      reply
  12. Inebimo  February 16, 2015

    Thanks for your wonderful recipes. You inspire me to make nice dishes for my husband. Keep it up.

    reply
  13. Nafisa  February 16, 2015

    Wao, dis looks delicious. But I never knew u put crayfish in pepper soup.

    reply
    • Chy Anegbu  February 23, 2015

      Sure, one spoon or two make a whole lot of difference.

      reply
  14. Kim  February 16, 2015

    What is Pepe soup. What is it and how can I learn to make it for him.

    Regards,
    Kim

    reply
  15. ngtemple  April 24, 2015

    Tried your recipe today and it was a blast. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work

    reply
  16. Amaka  April 25, 2015

    U are really sent, am grateful for ur help. Tank u.

    reply
  17. selma  May 23, 2015

    Thanks alot! God bless you for actually taking your time to teach us these recipes.

    reply
  18. RITA  October 21, 2015

    I have been longing to know the exact recipes I can use for my assorted meat pepper soup.I am so happy to know them from you right now.I don’t really know how to express my joy but my prayer to you is that God’s Blessings will always locate you.In Jesus Name.Amen.You are really doing a wonderful job.Thanks.

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  19. Esther  November 3, 2015

    Thanks Chy!!! You just made my day. Can I also use this recipe for chicken peper soup?

    reply
    • Chy Anegbu  November 5, 2015

      sure you can

      reply
      • Mary  January 21, 2020

        5 stars
        Thanks so much will give this a try.

        reply
  20. Uju  November 27, 2015

    Thanks Chy for all the great kitchen threats you are giving us.I prepared beef pepper soup today and it was so yummy!

    reply
  21. Ruthee  November 28, 2015

    Hi Chi.

    U r a complete blessing to women like me.I just want to THANK YOU for everything u put together almost each day for us.Iam not Nigerian but I bet I could take a kitchen competition ??.My food always comes out best and better everytime.
    Thanks.

    reply
    • bukola  September 4, 2016

      Wow so glad I found sme1 like,u’re really a blessing, thanks love

      reply
  22. Mrs Aleriwa  January 25, 2016

    Thanks chy, where do we see dat ingredient to buy n can l used cent leave n nutmeg

    reply
  23. Inki  February 2, 2016

    It has always been a problem for me to fix my fiance a delicious meal must especially when he ask for Igbo soups. Thanks to you I have prepare two delicious Igbo soups and pepper soup, I now earn a title name “mummy” he confessed they all tested like his mum’s soups. I owe you lots of thanks and love!

    reply
  24. suzzy  April 14, 2016

    Kudos to u girl u rock my world by making me a better cook. Tanx and God bless u

    reply
  25. Cynthia  April 17, 2016

    My husband cleared his plate under 10 minutes after I prepared this recipe. I am so grateful for this Chy. Looking up to more recipes from your blog.

    reply
  26. gladys  April 25, 2016

    What is ehu & if possible, pls send me d pic so that I can see the ehu & differentiate it from other spices. Thanks

    reply
  27. Mary johnson  April 28, 2016

    Hmmmmmmmm yummy!tnks

    reply
  28. Stasia  July 27, 2016

    You are gud and a darlings. Thanks and D Lord bless you.

    reply
  29. Amy  July 28, 2016

    You are wonderful, you make cooking simple and fun and I just love the way you come up with new ideas. God bless you Chy. Thanks for the delicious peppersoup.

    reply
  30. Uchenna  September 11, 2016

    To the person who person who created this, thumbs up to you. I have been searching for how to prepare fish pepper soup. Thanks for this post.

    reply
  31. dupe  September 19, 2016

    Thanks so much God bless. Please what is ehu seed.

    reply
    • Chy Anegbu  September 21, 2016

      Ehu is also called calabash nutmeg and can be purchased from any Nigerian local market.

      reply
  32. mrs michael  October 11, 2016

    U are a blessing girl,d lord will continue to strengthen and keep u,go babe d sky is not ur limit

    reply
  33. Phateema  March 17, 2017

    Thanks for this recipe. It really saved me from cooking rubbish for my leboo

    reply
  34. cherish jacob  May 3, 2017

    Thanks a lot ……my hubby is enjoying my foods now

    reply
    • chidi anan  May 10, 2017

      Awwww! So nice to hear that.

      reply
  35. Shuaibu Muhammadkabir  June 16, 2017

    Nice one….. Thanks for the update

    reply
  36. Nnenna  July 8, 2017

    I did not see you adding the kitchen glory but it’s in your list of ingredients

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    • Chy Anegbu  July 12, 2017

      I did add it just few minutes before I turn off the heat. Taste your peppersoup before you add, you don’t want it too sweet.

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  37. VICTORIA  December 10, 2018

    THANKS SO MUCH CHY, THIS IS WHAT TRYING THIS WEEKEND.

    reply
  38. Nancy  July 13, 2019

    Thanks for the pepper soup recipe I enjoyed the lecture

    reply
  39. Joy  November 10, 2019

    Wonderful, but is it possible to use fresh or tin tomatoes to prepare egusi soup?

    reply
  40. Chy Anegbu  November 11, 2019

    The seed of ehu is called calabsh nutmeng, never heard anyone say “scent leaf seed”.

    reply

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