This red pepper stew is made with tomatoes, kidney beans and paprika and is a delicious, nutritious and cheap vegetarian meal.
Red pepper stews are common in many countries’ cuisine. Peperonata is a well known Italian stew made with red peppers and onions. It also features in Hungarian cooking where it is called lecsó.
And in Nigeria pepper stew is also popular. The Nigerian version is usually made with meat, red palm oil and lots of chillies.
This version resembles most closely the Hungarian lecsó as we have included paprika. However we’ve made it our own by adding kidney beans for some healthy and cheap vegetarian protein.
We are cooking along with Veg Power over the next few weeks, a national campaign to encourage children to eat more vegetables. Peppers are vegetable of the week next week and we hope that this delicious red pepper stew recipe will encourage you and your family to give them a try.