Delicious Ox-Kidney Stew Recipe

Here is a simple Delicious Ox-Kidney Stew Recipe. It can be enjoyed with any starch such as nshima, rice, pasta and potatoes.

According to, “Kidneys deteriorate faster than any other type of offal. They are best bought whole from a good butcher, and eaten the same day you’ve bought them. Don’t keep them longer than a day in the fridge.

Ask your butcher to take away the fat and the outer membrane and to halve them and cut out the white sinew inside, but buy whole kidneys and ask the butcher to prepare them according to your instructions rather than buying chopped kidneys (they begin to lose their flavour).”

ox-kidney stew

Ox-Kidney Stew Recipe

You will need;


1/2kg Ox-Kidneys
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp tomato paste or 1 large Tomato
1 beef stock cubes, crumbled

Bell Peppers

Seasoning spices of your choice


  1. Soak the kidneys in salty water to get rid the urea smell.In order to get rid of any bitterness of ox, beef and pig kidneys, the recommendation is to either salt them for about half an hour and then rinse; or to soak for a couple of hours in salted water or to soak them in milk
  2. Cut your kidneys into small pieces and wash
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a saucepan/pot and heat
  4. Add the kidneys pieces one by one and sprinkle some salt
  5. Cover the pot
  6. Let it cook for about 15-20 minutes
  7. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil and let it fry while stirring continuously for about 10 minutes
  8. Put the chopped onion and seasoning in the pot and stir for about 3 minutes
  9. Add the tomato paste/ diced tomato and mix well
  10. Add some bell peppers as well
  11. Add in the crumbled beef stock cubes.
  12. Cook until the meat is tender and bring to a gentle simmer
  13. The Ox-Kidney stew should have a thick gravy by now
  14. Ready to serve
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