Kontomire Stew

Few dishes are as traditionally Ghanaian as Kontomire stew is. For many people, even the mention of the name is evocative of communal meals among family members. It’s commonly prepared with the leaves of the cocoyam plant, but we switched things up and swapped in spinach leaves to give you variety without compromising on health and nutrition.


  • Spinach
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Agushie – 100g
  • Tomatoes – 250g
  • Pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Seasoning – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 3 ladles
  • Fish – 1 medium
  • Wele – 4 small pieces
  • Meat – 4 cubes
  • Onga – 1⁄2 tablet
  • Yam – 8 slices


  1. Wash the spinach leaves with salt and water and chop into tiny pieces.
  2. Steam the beef and wele with ginger, garlic, kpakposhito and onions.
  3. Put some oil on the fire with chopped onions for 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, pepper and seasoning; stir and leave it for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the steamed beef, wele, and smoked fish and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour in the Agushie powder or blended Agushie leaves and allow it to cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Finally, sprinkle the chopped spinach into the mix and allow it to steam on low fire for a few minutes.
Country:  Ghana
Meal:  Lunch & Dinner
Diet:  Vegeterian
Chef:  Audrey Selormey, Buka

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