Tomato stew with African meatballs

Tomato stew with african meatballs

This tomato stew with spaghetti is one of my children’s favorite meals. They just love it, especially with parmesan cheese on top, yum yum! Today, I want to show you how I cook my tomato stew with African meatballs without bouillon cubes.

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The stew is made in two steps: first, you need to cook the meatballs. You can find the recipe for the meatball here. After that, you can cook the tomato stew by frying the chopped onion for a short time. Then you add the tomato when it is cooked, you add the remaining ingredients. Please follow the instructions below to have all the details.

Tomato Stew with Meatballs

Tomato stew is a basic stew that is regularly cooked in many African homes. It can be made with meat as well as with fish. This stew can be enjoyed with pasta, rice, plantain, or another side dish of your choice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African


  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 800 g chopped tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 spring onions
  • salt to taste
  • 250 ml water
  • pre-cooked meatballs
  • 1 Aubergine (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper


  • Pour the oil into the pot, then the chopped onion, and simmer for about a minute.
  • Add tomato to the pot and cook over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remember to stir the mixture regularly or it could burn.
  • When the tomato is cooked, add the chopped garlic, mixed herbs, and white pepper. Stir and let the mixture cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the seasoned salt, pre-cooked meatballs, chopped spring onions, curry powder, and chilli powder if necessary. Add water and stir. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Taste the sauce, if it is not salty enough, add a little salt; if it is heavy add a little water to the consistency you want.
Keyword African meatballs, meat, tomato

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  1. Rod says:

    5 stars
    Amazing cooking, Thank you for the tips.

  2. Hulda says:

    You are welcome.

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