Nigerian roasted peppers oxtail stew

Nigerian Roasted Peppers Oxtail stew

Making any stew with roasted peppers is a game changer. this Nigerian oxtail stew is a winner anyday
Course Stew
Cuisine Nigerian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 or more people
Calories 486kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 1150 g Oxtails (precooked)
  • 6 large Red bell Peppers (washed, deseeded and set aside for roasting)
  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes (to be roasted)
  • 2 habenero peppers (to be roasted)
  • 4 medium onions (2 to be roasted and 2 chopped)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • salt / bouillon powder to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 cups meat stock (or enough to water down the puréed roasted peppers.)
  • cups cooking oil of your choice (canola vegetable, coconut oil etc)


Roasting the peppers

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF
  • Place cleaned and cut up bell peppers, tomatoes pepper and onions in a baking sheet.
  • Transfer to one and roast for about 30 mins
  • Turn off heat and allow to cool a bit, then blend to a smooth paste. You can see exactly how I do it in this post.

Cooking the stew

  • Heat up oil in a sauce pan, add the chopped onions and crushed garlic, sauté till onions looks transluscent
  • Add the blended roasted peppers, curry powder and thyme. Then stir fry for about 2 mins
  • Add the meat stock, stir well. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Lower the heat and bring to boil. When the stew begins to boil, dump in the cooked oxtail.
  • Stir and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat. This allows the oxtail absorb the flavor of the stew Please do not leave unattended. It would burn.
  • Finally toss in the chopped green peppers, stir and turn off heat. Allow to cool a bit 
  • Serve warm with Rice, boiled yam, Plantains, beans.. Your choice.?