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Gbegiri (Bean soup)

Gbegiri (Bean soup)

Gbegiri, also known as Nigerian bean soup, has its roots in the Yoruba culture of Nigeria, where it is commonly served as a traditional soup. The dish is known for its rich taste and creamy texture. Gbegiri is made using black-eyed beans, which are high in protein and fiber. The dish is also rich in vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and potassium.

It is often served during special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations. Gbegiri is also a staple food in many households, as it is both delicious and nutritious. Whether you are looking for a traditional Nigerian dish or simply want to try something new, Gbegiri is definitely worth a try!


  • 2 cups of black-eyed beans, washed and drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped
  • 1-2 cups of meat stock
  • 1 teaspoon of crayfish
  • 2-3 tablespoons of palm oil
  • Salt and other seasonings to taste


  • Place the washed beans in a pot and add enough water to cover them.
  • Boil the beans for 45-60 minutes, or until they are soft and tender.
  • Drain the water from the beans and use a blender or food processor to blend them into a smooth paste.
  • Add the meat stock to the pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the blended beans to the pot and stir until it is well combined.
  • Add the chopped onion, scotch bonnet peppers, crayfish, palm oil, and other seasonings to taste.
  • Allow the soup to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Serve the Gbegiri hot with rice, eba, or fufu.