Tomato Stew Recipe
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Stew Recipe | How to Make Tomato Stew

Tomato stew recipe is one of the most popular recipes for stews from Nigeria. This one is easy and could be made in just 80 minutes.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: Nigerian cooking, Stew Recipe, tomato stew
Servings: 12 People
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 4000 Naira



  • 2 KG Goat meat.
  • 1500 ml Ground tomatoes.
  • 50 ml Ground Fresh Red Pepper.
  • 1 cup of sliced onions.
  • tsp of ground nutmeg.
  • tsp each of curry and thyme.
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  • Handful vegetable curry leaves
  • 400 ml Vegetable oil.
  • 3 Stock cubes.
  • 2 tbsp Crayfish.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 tsp beef seasoning spice


  • Blend the tomatoes, crayfish and nutmeg. Blend the peppers too.
  • Precook the meat and set aside
  • Set your frying pan on heat, add the oil and fry the tomatoes/peppers once it is heated.
  • If you don't want your tomatoes getting burned or turning dark, you want to keep stirring for the next 20-25 minutes.
  • Once the tomatoes/peppers are well fried, add a teaspoon each of this spices (ginger and garlic).
  • The cooked meat and stock should follow.
  • Add the ground crayfish/ nutmeg, stir and allow to cook for ten minutes.
  • Taste for salt and add one seasoning cube.
  • Add the curry leaves used as vegetables, allow to simmer for 3 minutes and you are done.
  • In Nigeria, we serve stew and white boiled rice together.