Goat meat stew is an exotic dish commonly cooked in South East Asia, the Caribbean, and African Countries. Any meat that takes longer to cook is an ideal candidate for a delicious stew. Over the years I have realized that a good stew is a foolproof way to cook any meat. Towards the end, you can also add vegetables and make it a one-pot meal. I just eat plenty of vegetables on the side so I leave this stew alone without the vegetables. But that is certainly a great option to flavor some vegetables and eat them.
How to cook Goat Meat?
Your quest ends here. This is the easiest, no-hassle recipe you will find. If you were looking for a difficult recipe with 200 ingredients, sorry to disappoint you. So here goes – You could easily cook this very hands-off in a slow cooker, or babysit it in a dutch oven or use a pressure cooker such as an Instant Pot. This recipe stores very well in your refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for months, so you could quickly microwave it for those busy weekdays!
Ingredients and Method for the Instant Pot Goat Meat Stew:
I usually start with washing about 2-3 lbs. of goat meat that fits perfectly in my 6 Qt Instant Pot, or my large slow cooker. Drain it in a collander after washing.
Followed by herbs – About 3 Tbsp. of freshly grated ginger, 3 Tbsp. of fresh minced garlic, about 3-4 cups of finely chopped onions, and 2 cups of finely chopped tomatoes. Add about 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt.
Ok Next you need these spices. 1 Tbsp Turmeric, 2 Tbsp Coriander powder, 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper (lesser if you cannot eat spicy food), 1 Tbsp Black Pepper, 1 Tbsp Garam Masala Powder, Salt to taste.
Mix everything using a spoon. And Start the Instant Pot. I usually use the Meat setting and a Natural Pressure Release which takes about 1 hour of time. If you want to play around with other settings you can also Select high Pressure for 25 minutes and Natural Pressure Release.
Finishing Touches to your Goat Meat Stew
Regardless of what setting you use, Open the Pot in an hour and check for doneness. If the meat is not tender and fall apart yet, cook for some more time. You may have to add water if all of the liquid has evaporated.
This is also the perfect time to add celery, carrot, potatoes if you are going to be adding the vegetables. And cook an additional 20 minutes. Finally, Add 1 Cup of Cilantro for garnish in the end. A squeeze of Fresh Lime or Lemon juice works too on top. If you are feeling fancy, you can add fried onions on top to garnish as well. (I rarely feel as fancy ha)
There is not a wrong way to do this. Make the curry as thick or as thin as you want. I keep mine slightly dry when eating with a Roti (Whole wheat flatbread) and make it slightly thin If eating with Rice on the side.
Slow Cooker Goat Meat Stew
Grease the slow cooker with oil on all sides and add all of the ingredients and mix. add about 1/4 cup of water too. Cook on high for about 3 hours. Open and add the extra bite-sized vegetables – Potato, Carrots, and Celery if you want, and cook an extra hour. Upon opening add the cilantro, lemon (or lime) juice, and fried onions.
Let me know, which version do you like better. Pressure cooked or slow-cooked one?
While we are on the topic of animal protein, have you tried this Easy Meatballs Recipe with Spices and Herbs yet?
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