Goat pepper soup

A delicious African spicy goat soup that will warm you up. Made with exotic spices or just use flavor ginger, garlic, pepper, onions and herbs.

Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 192 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 pound goat meat cut in pieces
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 4-5- garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1- tablespoon Maggi or bouillon granules
  • 2 green onion chopped whites and green parts
  • ¼ cup basil
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 0-3 Scotch bonnet or habanera pepper
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Optional
  • 1-2 tablespoon Njansa
  • 1 calabash pepper peeled
  • 2 Negro pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon grains of paradise
  • 3-4 green plantains peeled and cut into 2-3 pieces


  1. Place all the spices in the blender or food processor. Pulse until everything is puree
  2. Add to the pot of goat, add water about 7-8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer until goat is tender. Discard bay leaf, add water if necessary. Add plantains , cook for about 20 more minutes or more
  3. Adjust for seasonings and thickness. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't have access to a slow cooker, you may use a large pot and set the heat to low.
  2. Be careful when shopping for goat meat the older the goat the gamier it will taste and imported and frozen goat are not the best choice.
  3. The best is organic or fresh from the butcher- it is lean and flavorful. If purchasing from a farm  – watch out for the male goat, It has a strong gamey taste.  I usually go for the female ones.