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Boil Stew

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Wed, 2013-12-04 11:42


6 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
4 hours
Cooking time
2 hours
Total time
6 hours


Potatoes, yams or cocoyam may be added at stage 7.


1 pound
meat and bone
pig's foot
tomato paste (tin)
1⁄2 cup
salt to taste
3 cups
water (3-4)
large onion (chopped finely)
large red pepper (chopped)
1⁄2 teaspoon
bay leaves (optional)
1 teaspoon
fresh or dried thyme


How to make Boil Stew?
1. Soak pig's foot at least three hours to remove excess salt.
2. Cut up meat and bone and put in a saucepan with water to boil. Cook gently until meat almost tender. Remove and set aside. Do not discard liquid.
3. Chop pig's foot into small mouthful sizes and boil in a saucepan of water until tender, remove from salty liquid and add to meat.
4. Heat oil and brown meat and bone and pig's foot.
5. Add onions and pepper, thyme, stir whilst browning.
6. Add tomato paste and stir briskly for even distribution.
7. Add the liquid from the beef (stock) and simmer slowly. Add more water as it evaporates.
8. Add salt to taste or use some of the salty liquid from the pig's foot as desired.
9. Cook until all meat is tender and serve hot. Its consistency should be between a soup and a stew - balance of oil and water.

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