• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Jamaican Style Jerk Beef Stew

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound Ontario Corn Fed stewing beef such as chuck, round, brisket, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1+ scotch bonnet pepper (or habanero pepper)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 potatoes, peed and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 orange, juice and zest
  • 1 lime, juice and zest (or 2 tablespoons cider vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup peas
  • green onions to taste, sliced


Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the beef and brown on all sides before setting aside.
Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes, before adding the garlic, ginger and pepper(s) and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the beef broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon as the broth sizzles in the hot pan.
Add the beef, potatoes, carrots, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, thyme, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg and either reduce and simmer cover until the beef is tender, about 2-3 hours, OR transfer to a preheated 350F/180C oven and roast, covered, until the beef is tender, about 2-3 hours, OR transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.
Season with salt and pepper to taste add the peas and enjoy garnished with green onions!

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