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Goat Recipe for Beginners

One-Pot South African Goat Stew Recipe

Goat Recipe for Beginners

The growing demand for goat meat recipes reflects an increase in African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, and Caribbean populations in the United States. Because of a lack of familiarity, goat is difficult to sell through supermarkets because most people do not know how to prepare goat meat. The best way to prepare goat meat is making Chic African Culture One-Pot South African Goat Stew Recipe.

Goat Meat Recipe for Beginners

Goat Recipe for Beginners One-Pot South African Goat Stew Recipe

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Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 20 min
Yield 8 servings
Calories per serving 250 calories
Fat per serving 4g

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound goat meat cut into small chunks
5 cups vegetable stock
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon red pepper flake
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 bay leaf

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add spices and sauté’ 30 seconds, add onions, bell pepper and garlic sauté 2 minutes. Add goat, tomatoes, vegetable stock, and spices. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2 hours until goat is tender. Serve over rice.

Did you know?
There are three distinctive types of goats
More than sixty recognized breeds of goats exist in the world however; there are only three distinctive types of goats, dairy goats, meat goats and Angora goats.

The first are dairy goats, raised primarily for milk. More people in the world drink goat milk than people who drink cow milk. Goat milk is comparable nutritionally to cow milk, but goat milk has smaller fat globules and is easier for people to digest who are lactose intolerant.

Goat Meat Recipe for BeginnersThe second type of goats are produced for meat and often goats are sold for their meat during the Easter holiday time. Cabrito stands for roasted meat from goat kids 4-8 weeks of age. Its main use is for barbecue meat, and it is highly sought after by certain ethnic groups. Chevon is meat from goat kids 48-60 pounds or 6-9 months old. Of these two types, cabrito is the tenderest. In the United States, early 70 percent of all goats and kids are used primarily for meat production.

Lastly, Angora goats are raised primarily for their wool, which is known as mohair. Most people are not aware that the luxurious texture of their favorite Mohair sweater they love wearing is actually goat wool. The nutritional needs of goats are a subject that requires a very solid understanding of food sources and the mineral and nutrients that comprise such food sources.

Female goats are called does or sometimes doelings if they are less than a year old. Males are called bucks or bucklings. Young goats are called kids. Goat is a staple food source around the world’s diet for centuries. Goat is the main source of animal protein to many people in many different nations including Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan and many countries in South America. Goat is naturally very lean having only little muscular fat. Goat meat is low saturated fat and is considered a healthier red meat. Goat recipes are endless, goat meat can be fried, grilled, sautéed, stewed and goat makes an excellent BBQ.

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