Peppersoup is one of the most delicious Nigerian foods. I want to talk about the assorted meat recipe and a couple of other recipes that I know how to prepare. You will learn about the ingredients/spices used for pepper soup also.
We have different recipes in Nigeria that are made with different kind 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 peppersoup, catfish pepper soup which is fondly called ‘point and kill’.

Here is how I Make Nigerian peppersoup with assorted cow meat. I have used the phrase ‘Assorted cow meat’ on several parts of this site. 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 the cow flesh (beef) cow tripe, liver, kidney, intestine etc.

Pepper Soup

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

Pepper soup is a very popular evening meal in Nigeria, visit this page for all other Nigerian Dessert Recipes.

Here are the ingredients I used as well as the images of “ehu” and Uziza seeds” for easy identification, click to view.

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

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 assorted goat meat in the other plate, Utazi leaves, pepper, ehu seeds

clean the ginger and garlic, pound or blend together.


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

The seed of ehu is one of the most relevant pepper soup ingredients just go ahead and break away the outer shell, then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and 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 Ndi Igbo.

If you are preparing pepper soup with assorted goat meat you may want to wash the meat properly with water and start cooking with some simple ingredient. (A cube of maggi, teaspoon of beef seasoning, a pinch of salt and half cup of sliced onions).

spiced meat

Cook the meats 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.

Add the peppersoup spice, the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish and remaining onions.
Add the Paprika – a teaspoon. Paprika is a spice made from dried fruit of a specie of pepper called sweet pepper or 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 five to ten minutes and you just made a delicious Goat meat peppersoup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.

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.

Here is the video for making goat meat peppersoup, you will learn so much by seeing the video if you are browsing this site from a pc or a mobile device that supports YouTube videos. You will also learn about all the ingredients used in making this delicious meal.

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

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  1. 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.

    • bukola  September 4, 2016

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

  2. Mrs Aleriwa  January 25, 2016

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

  3. 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!

  4. suzzy  April 14, 2016

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Mary johnson  April 28, 2016

    Hmmmmmmmm yummy!tnks

  8. Stasia  July 27, 2016

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. dupe  September 19, 2016

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

    • Chy Anegbu  September 21, 2016

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

  12. 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

  13. Phateema  March 17, 2017

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

  14. cherish jacob  May 3, 2017

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

    • chidi anan  May 10, 2017

      Awwww! So nice to hear that.

  15. Shuaibu Muhammadkabir  June 16, 2017

    Nice one….. Thanks for the update

  16. Nnenna  July 8, 2017

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

    • 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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  18. Nancy  July 13, 2019

    Thanks for the pepper soup recipe I enjoyed the lecture

  19. Joy  November 10, 2019

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


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