Posted for "Looking to Africa", African Cooking Forum, Jan 2009. This is an example of the simple sauce which is made to serve as a "salsa" or topping for cornmeal porridge or "pap", a staple food, in almost all of Africa except the far eastern and western parts. Of course there are many variations, and if you have any leftover gravy, add it to this basic sauce while it cooks. If you can spare a handful of ground beef, that goes in too. For many rural people "pap en sous" (thick cornmeal mush and this salsa) might be their entire meal. As enough "pap" is made, tummies do get full. This recipe is smallish and will serve 3 - 4. Easily doubled, and exact ingredients do not matter.