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Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

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This Jamaican beef stew with rice is a complete, hearty meal that you can whip up for your whole family when you’re craving for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Most beef stews are rich in flavor, but this Jamaican beef stew is so much more than that. It also packs in some veggies and has just the perfect balance of seasonings and textures, making it a great choice for someone who loves to enjoy homecooked meals.

Jamaican Beef Stew

Why I Love this Jamaican Beef Stew

My family loved this recipe when I tried it the last time, and it was every bit worth the effort.

The best part about this recipe, in my opinion, is the fact that it is not only protein rich, but can also be prepped well in advance, which makes it an excellent weekday meal option.

Jamaican Beef Stew Cooking Times

  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients For the Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

Making Jamaican beef stew is super easy. You’ll need just these few ingredients.

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  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef stew meat diced into small 1⁄2 chunks.
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced
  • 1 red and green peppers, seeds removed and diced.
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 ( 14.5 oz ) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups chicken stock or beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp steak sauce, such as A-1
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely chopped green onions

How to Make the Jamaican Beef Stew and Rice

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s the process you’ll need to follow to make this Jamaican stew beef dish.

Step 1: Prep the Dutch Oven

In a Dutch oven add the olive oil and heat over medium to high heat.

Step 2: Season Beef and Cook

Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to Dutch oven and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often

Step 3: Add the Veggies and Cook

Add the onions, peppers, carrots, jalapenos, and garlic. Stir to combine. Cook this for 10 minutes on medium high heat, stirring occasionally.

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Step 4: Add the Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Simmer

Add the fire roasted tomatoes to the beef mixture, toss to combine.

Step 5: Add the Seasonings and Prepare the Brown Stew

Add the chicken broth, ground allspice, cinnamon, hot pepper sauce, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and steak sauce. Stir to combine.

Step 6: Cover the Dutch Pot and Cook

Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Adjust seasoning if needed. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour. Garnish and serve with rice.

Tips & Tricks to Make the Jamaican Beef Stew

Ready to give this delicious beef stew a shot? You might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind.

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  • While this recipe calls for the use of fire roasted tomatoes, you can use your favorite simple diced tomatoes too.
  • For some extra flavor, you can also add 2 tablespoons steak sauce instead of the 1 1/2 tablespoons that the recipe mentions.
  • If you want, you can also remove the bay leaves and the thyme from the stew before you serve it.
  • To make the Jamaican beef stew more spicy, you can add a dash of hot sauce or a teaspoon hot pepper sauce into it too!
  • I’ve used jalapenos for this recipe, but you can also use scotch bonnet pepper instead.
  • I also like to add some extra carrots and garlic into the stew- I find that they just add so much more flavor, to the stew.
  • Peeled and cut Irish potatoes can also be a wonderful addition to this meat stew. Make sure you cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes so that they are all cooked perfectly.

How Do I Store the Leftovers?

Freezing leftovers is super easy with this Jamaican style beef stew.

Once your stew has reached the desired consistency, take it off heat, allow it to cool down completely before transferring into a small covered bowl or an airtight container.

You can then refrigerate this for up to 2 days, and reheat and serve with some classic white rice when you want to enjoy it.

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Can I Prep the Jamaican Beef Stew Ahead of Time?

You sure can! This delicious stew packs in delicious Jamaican flavors, and is a great protein rich recipe that you need to make more of.

You can prepare the stew ahead of time and refrigerate or even freeze it if you want to.

How to Serve the Jamaican Beef Stew?

The Jamaican beef stew tastes perfect when served with some steamed white rice.

Don’t forget to top the stew with a generous sprinkle of chopped green onions.

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Yield: 6

Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

Jamaican Beef Stew

Delicious Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef stew meat diced into small 1⁄2 chunks.
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced
  • 1 red and green peppers, seeds removed and diced.
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 ( 14.5 oz ) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups chicken stock or beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp steak sauce, such as A-1
  • 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely chopped green onions

Instructions

Step 1: Prep the Dutch Oven
In a Dutch oven add the olive oil and heat over medium to high heat.

Step 2: Season Beef and Cook
Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to Dutch oven and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often

Step 3: Add the Veggies and Cook
Add the onions, peppers, carrots, jalapenos, and garlic. Stir to combine. Cook this for 10 minutes on medium high heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Add the Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Simmer
Add the fire roasted tomatoes to the beef mixture, toss to combine.

Step 5: Add the Seasonings and Prepare the Brown Stew
Add the chicken broth, ground allspice, cinnamon, hot pepper sauce, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and steak sauce. Stir to combine.

Step 6: Cover the Dutch Pot and Cook
Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Adjust seasoning if needed. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour. Garnish and serve with rice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 721mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 67g

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