Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew – Obe Ata Dindin

Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew! This is one recipe I really should have shared ages ago cos a weekend hardly ever goes by without me preparing it, but for some reason, I never thought to share a recipe, well, until now. Assorted meat stew is a versatile stew/ sauce recipe that can be paired with almost all foods.

Unlike my Chicken Stew recipe, I do not use Garlic and Ginger for Assorted Meat Stew. I prefer to retain the natural flavours of the meats so I refrain from using too many condiments. Feel free to use them if you prefer.

You’ll notice I used quite a lot of Vegetable oil for this recipe. You do need a lot of oil for properly fried stew, otherwise, you’ll end up with boiled and not fried stew. The excess oil can always be decanted afterwards and used for other recipes.

Let’s begin!

Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew



1kg Assorted Meats (Beef, Goat meat, Offals, Shaki, Ponmo are ideal)

3 Red Bell Peppers (Tatashe)

1 Can Plum Tomatoes or 6 Medium Size Tomatoes

2-3 Scotch Bonnet (Ata rodo)

2 Whole Onion

1 small  Onion chopped

Vegetable Oil

Knorr Chicken Cubes


Curry Powder

Salt to taste



Wash and season your meats, boil them till tender on medium heat. Remember to boil the tougher meats for a while before adding the softer meats. When boiling meats, I prefer to steam first with no water. I add one blended onion, Knorr cubes, Thyme, Curry powder and Salt to taste. I let the meats sweat out moisture a day absorb the flavours from the spices and onions for 8-10 minutes…


After which, I add enough water to cover and leave to cook till the meats are soft….

I dropped in some Chicken for a lil sweetheart who was spending the day with me..


When the meats are fully cooked, fry or grill and set aside. Reserve the meat stock as we’ll be using it later…


Usually, I roast my peppers but when I’m cooking with Goat meat, I don’t. To learn how to roast peppers, check out my Chicken Stew recipe. Blend the peppers, one Onion, the Tomatoes and the 2 Scotch Bonnet to a smooth paste and set aside…

Nigerian assorted meat stew

Pour 2 cooking spoons of Vegetable oil into a big pot and place on medium heat. When it’s hot, add chopped Onions and sauté till translucent…


Next, add the in the blended pepper mix, 3 Knorr cubes, Curry powder and Thyme. Only add salt if you won’t be using meat stock later. Fry until the pepper mix loses its sourness and the oil starts to flow to the top a little. This should take roughly 20 minutes. Do remember to stir every now and then to prevent burning.

nigerian assorted meats stew

When it’s well fried, add the meat stock, you’ll need to add 2 cups to avoid using water. Water will water down the taste of the stew but if you haven’t got stock, you can use water but just a cup. Taste for salt/seasoning, adjust if necessary. Allow to cook for 5 minutes…


Now add the fried/grilled meats….

nigerian assorted meat stew

Stir and turn the heat down to LOW. Allow to slow cook and incorporate for a further 20 minutes. The longer the frying time, the more intense the aroma and flavours…

nigerian assorted meat stew

Your Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew is ready!

Nigerian assorted meat stew

You may choose to decant some of the oil, it’ll come in handy for Jollof rice or even your next pot of stew…

Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew

You can tell my little sweetheart enjoyed her chicken leg….



Let’s hear from you when you’ve had the chance to try out this easy Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew recipe. See you soon!


22 thoughts on “Nigerian Assorted Meat Stew – Obe Ata Dindin

  1. Very nice. I think I will start grilling my chicken or beef before adding to my stew, Also please what do I do when I am cooking big quantity of stew . mine usually burn a lot

  2. Just finish cooking this sumptuous stew. I can already tell that my hubby will be licking his plate once he has eaten. It came out really nice. Simple but tasty. Thanks Tolu dear. Compliments of the season.

    • Hi, thanks for the feedback, glad you loved the outcome. And thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s appreciated. Happy New Year to you and yours…x

  3. The taste is heavily. I normally dont follow recipes; neither do i comment on blogs. I cant but commend the flavour. 3peppers to 1can of plum, worked perfect. I added some tiger prawns and snail to the stew proportion and it even made it more perfect. Thank. You for sharing.

  4. i made this stew about 3 weeks ago and for the first time in a very long time i was patient while cooking stew. i only wish i had used double the ingredient stated in the recipe as it all went in no time. plate licking good it was 🙂

    • Yay! Lovely feedback! I’m glad the recipe worked great for you. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a feedback. It’s appreciated….x

  5. And everyone who knows me, knows that I never follow recipes. But I was losing my cooking mojo and sometimes my stews are a bit boring. But this recipe worked. I even roasted my peppers(something I always wanted to do, but never did). Perfect recipe, easy to follow and my mojo is back. Thank you x

    • Sis mi!!!! Thanks so much for the feedback, it’s really appreciated and I’m glad you got your mojo back….lol. You’re very welcome…thanks once again…xxx

  6. I tried it after work, I hope the stew didn’t feel my tiredness tho. Thanks for the recipe, you have renewed my culinary zeal, I had buried it somewhere I couldnt even locate.
    It looked nice also, I need to add a little more knorr or a little more salt to mine.
    Great job, $!$!, God bless you :*

    • Awesome feedback, glad the recipe worked out well for you.Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback. God bless you more…x

  7. What’s the difference between this and buka stew?

    -also I unnoticed that you said you didn’t roast your peppers due to using goat meat? Could you explain please?

    I’ll be making this stew today! Can’t wait to try it out.. your recipes have never failed me!

    • Hi there. Hope my response isn’t coming too late, I didn’t get a notification of your comment, I’m sorry. This stew is the normal Naija Stew while Buka stew is, like the name explains, the sorta stew you’d get from Bukas. Buka Stew is made with Palm oil mostly and the taste is more intense. I don’t roast peppers when I’m cooking with goat meat cos goat meat is naturally flavourful and requires little or no fuss.

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