Liberian Holiday Soup
Adapted from several sources by Catherine Ellison
This tomato and goat soup is part of a traditional Liberian Christmas meal. It's excellent for meals when you want something light, or as a starter course.
2 lbs goat meat, cut into 2" cubes
Hot Peppers to taste (I use 1-2 jalapeños)
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
2 medium onions, sliced into rounds
2 quarts water
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large saucepan with lid
Knife and cutting board
Garlic press (optional)
Mix the goat meat, hot peppers, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper together thoroughly. Let stand on counter for 1 hour.
Add water and boil at medium high heat, covered until meat starts to become tender (about 1 hour).
Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Remove cover and continue to simmer until meat becomes fork tender (about 1.5 hours).