"A basic stew from the Congo. Sorry for the vague directions. Posted by request from the book 'Best of Regional African Cooking'."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Season the chicken, meat or fish well with salt.
  • In hot oil in a large and heavy stewing pan, saute the meat with the onions until well browned.
  • Add chili peppers, tomatoes and enough water to barely cover.
  • Simmer until tender and nicely cooked.
  • Serve with boiled rice or fried plantain.
  • VARIATION: You can mix 1/4-1/3 cup peanut butter with a little boiling water until smooth and add to stew 15-20 minutes before it is done.

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  1. Crazy simple & delicious! I used beef & about 1 heaping tsp crushed red pepper flakes. What I would do differently next time is to start only cooked 1.5 hours at a simmer. I think closer to 3 hours at the barest simmer or in the oven would make it more tender. I served it over Annacia's recipe#455157 which worked really well. Made for I've saved all these recipes & African Tag 3/12.


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