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Efo Riro

Efo Riro

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Efo Riro


  • 500g spinach or any other green leafy vegetable
  • 500g assorted meat (beef, tripe, cow feet, etc.)
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers (tatashe), chopped
  • 3-4 scotch bonnet peppers (atarodo), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground crayfish
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste

Preparation Steps

  1. Wash and chop the spinach or green leafy vegetable. Set aside.
  2. Place a pot over medium heat and add the assorted meat. Cook until tender.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend the onions, red bell peppers, and scotch bonnet peppers until smooth.
  4. Heat the palm oil in a separate pot, then add the chopped onions and fry until translucent.
  5. Add the blended pepper mixture to the pot and fry for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked assorted meat, ground crayfish, seasoning cubes, and salt. Stir well.
  7. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the chopped spinach or green leafy vegetable.
  8. Stir well, cover the pot, and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the vegetable is wilted.
  9. Remove from heat and serve hot with your choice of accompaniment, such as pounded yam, eba, or rice.

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