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. 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?

    • 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

    • ann  December 22, 2017

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

    • Ms Ogunmokun  July 13, 2019

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

      • Ms Ogunmokun  July 13, 2019

        Can one use scent leaf too? With this method?

      • Chy Anegbu  July 14, 2019

        You can add them whenever you like.

  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.

  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.

  4. Ebele  July 18, 2014

    U really inspired me. Keep it up.

  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.

  6. halimah belgore  October 1, 2014

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

    • 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

  7. chidimma  October 12, 2014

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

  8. jolayemi beatrice abosede  November 20, 2014

    nice one

  9. bridget  December 31, 2014

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

  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.

  11. beauty  January 29, 2015

    pls I want to learn how to make cake

    • Rejoice  August 23, 2016

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

  12. Inebimo  February 16, 2015

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

  13. Nafisa  February 16, 2015

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

    • Chy Anegbu  February 23, 2015

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

  14. Kim  February 16, 2015

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


  15. ngtemple  April 24, 2015

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

  16. Amaka  April 25, 2015

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

  17. selma  May 23, 2015

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

  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.

  19. Esther  November 3, 2015

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

    • Chy Anegbu  November 5, 2015

      sure you can

  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!


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