How to cook Nigerian stew with tin tomatoes

How to cook Nigerian stew with tin tomatoes

Today we are going to teach you how to cook Nigerian stew with tinned tomatoes. We have prepared three best and most popular recipes of tomato stews, which will definitely astonish you and your guests' tummies. They are delicious and simple so that everyone can cook them at home. Let's get started!

How to prepare stew with tinned tomatoes
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How to prepare Nigerian stew with tinned tomatoes

Stews prepared with the help of tinned tomatoes have become beloved dishes of thousands of Nigerians. Tinned tomatoes are a fantastic solution for saving your time, as you do not need to spend time on preparing the tomato paste on your own. Just open the can and let the magic happen!

So, let's proceed to our first recipe, which is tomato stew with beef. You will find this dish extra tasty and nourishing, and you will love it for the rest of your life.

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Ingredients:

  • tinned tomatoes - 2 pcs.;
  • red bell peppers - 2 pcs.;
  • red onion - 1 pcs.;
  • habanero pepper - 2 pcs.;
  • garlic - 6 cloves;
  • tomato paste - 350 g;
  • salt - 3 teaspoons;
  • black pepper - 1,5 teaspoons;
  • water - 1/2 of a cup;
  • vegetable oil - 1 cup;
  • beef - 700 g;
  • fresh rosemary - 1 teaspoon;
  • paprika - 1 teaspoon;
  • curry powder - 1 teaspoon;
  • beef bouillon cube - 2 pcs.

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Let's start with the vegetables. First, we need to chop red bell peppers, one piece of red onion, habanero peppers and garlic cloves. When you have finished with cutting the veggies, put them into the food processor or blender. Add tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and season everything with a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Finally, add water and mix everything until the smooth and even consistency.

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Now, place the deep saucepan on the stove and pour vegetable oil into it, heating it on the medium or high heat level. Place the last red onion cut into slices, the rest of the salt and pepper. Stir everything and fry until the distinctive smell and color. Then, add here pieces of beef and the rest of seasoning. Cook for about 12 minutes until the meat becomes of a golden-brownish color.

When the meat is ready, add the tomato mixture to the saucepan with beef, and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Then, cover the pot with the lead and let it stew for about 25 minutes setting the heat at the low level until the consistency of the stew becomes thickened. When the time has passed, turn off the stove, and our Nigerian stew with tinned tomatoes is ready to be served.

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Double meat ingredients mean double satisfaction and deliciousness. Combination of beef and chicken meat make this tomato stew so fantastically tasty and satisfying, that you will have no other option that staying at the table and have one more round of this course.

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Ingredients:

  • tinned tomato puree - 1,600 g;
  • tinned tomato paste - 400 g;
  • sunflower or vegetable oil;
  • chicken drumsticks - 1,2 kg;
  • beef - 1 kg;
  • red onion - 1 pcs.;
  • white onion - 1 pcs.;
  • thyme - 1 tablespoon;
  • Nigerian curry powder - 2 tablespoons;
  • habanero or cayenne pepper and salt to taste.

Preparation:

First of all, let’s chop the onions. The red one should be chopped into thin stripes, and the white one - into small cubes. Now, let’s proceed to the stove. Place a deep saucepan onto it and pour enough oil to cover about one cm of the volume of the pot. It is necessary to make our stew well fried and prevent the ingredients from burning.

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When the oil is hot enough, put the red onions in the saucepan and mix them. Cook them for about 3 minutes. Then, add tinned tomato to the onions and stir everything well one more time. Cover it with a lid and leave for a while.

Now, put chicken and beef chunks into a well-preheated pot, add the rest of the white onions, and season everything with spices. Mix the ingredients together to let the meat soak the aroma of the herbs. When the meat color becomes paler, cover it with water, and cover it with a lid.

Check on the tomato mixture again to make sure it does not burn and let’s proceed to another step of the recipe. Place the tinned tomato paste into the bowl, and add a bit of water to make the consistency thinner, like the purée. When the pot with tomato and onion boils, add the tomato paste to it. And continue cooking it for a little bit.

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Now, check the meat. When you see it is ready, put it out of the saucepan. Let the liquid simmer more time to reduce its quantity. We will use it later for our stew. Now it is time to grill or broil the meat in the oven until the golden color. Turn the pieces to get evenly baked meat from both sides.

Next, turn off the heat for the saucepan with tomatoes and pour out the excess oil, that is on the top of the mixture. And then add the meat broth to it and the meat, and mix everything well, and bring it to the boil. As soon as it boils, it is ready. Enjoy your meal!

Nigerian tomato stew with fresh and tinned tomatoes

Now, we are going to find out how to cook Nigerian tomato stew without any kind of meat. Let's check out what ingredients we need.

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Ingredients:

  • fresh plum tomatoes - 3,2 kg;
  • tinned tomato paste - 400 g;
  • onion - 2 pcs.;
  • vegetable oil.

Preparation:

First of all, we need to prepare our fresh tomatoes. For it, we need to wash them thoroughly, cut them into pieces and remove all the unnecessary parts like stem and seeds. Then, place the chunks into a food processor or a blender, and make sure you get them into as smooth consistency as possible.

Now, let's proceed to the onions and tinned tomato paste. We need to chop onions well. What comes to the paste, mix it with a bit of cold water to make the consistency thinner. Then, pour the fresh blended tomatoes in the saucepan and cook it on the heat set at the high level until the most amount of water from tomatoes simmers out.

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When all the excessive water dries, pour the vegetable oil, and the onions and the tinned tomato puree. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Cook the stew on the heat at the low level and mix it from time to time until the oil divides from the tomato mixture and comes on the top.

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The right consistency of properly prepared tomato stew is not very smooth and looks somewhat lumpy. To check if the stew is cooked, taste a bit of it, and if the taste of raw tomatoes is absent, then it is done. When the taste and consistency are appropriate for the stew, turn off the stove and pour out the excessive oil remains, and that is it. Your tomato stew is ready to be served.

So, these were our top three recipes for tomato stews. We hope you found this article useful as you should definitely try out these recipes on your kitchen and make yourself happy with such finger-licking meal.

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