Vegan Nigerian Buka Stew | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Nigerian Buka Stew

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Vegan Nigerian Buka Stew
Chef Jade_VEGAN NIGERIAN BUKA STEW

VEGAN NIGERIAN BUKA STEW

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 bell peppers seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 2 cups cooked beans black-eyed peas or kidney beans
  • 1 cup chopped spinach or ugu leaves optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped bell peppers and tomatoes to the pot. Sauté for another 5 minutes until the vegetables soften.
  • Transfer the sautéed vegetables to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add a splash of water to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Return the blended mixture to the pot and stir in the tomato sauce, vegetable broth, paprika, thyme, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix well.
  • Bring the stew to a simmer and let it cook uncovered for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Add the cooked beans to the pot and stir to combine. Let the stew simmer for an additional 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • If using, add the chopped spinach or ugu leaves to the pot and stir until wilted.
  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Serve the Buka Stew hot with your choice of accompaniments, such as boiled plantains, yam, or rice.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 10g | Total Carbohydrates: 19g | Dietary Fiber: 6g | Protein: 6g

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