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Jamaican Beef Stew With Rice

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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 You’ll Love This Recipe

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.

Recipe Ingredients

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

  • Boneless Beef Stew Meat: The main protein, it’s hearty and absorbs the stew’s flavors well.
  • Onion, Baby Carrots, Red and Green Peppers, Jalapenos: Add color, texture and a mix of sweet and spicy flavors to the stew.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a savory punch that complements the beef.
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes: Lend a smoky flavor and rich tomato base to the stew.
  • Pineapple Juice: Adds a hint of tropical sweetness that balances the heat.
  • Chicken or Beef Stock: Provides the liquid base for the stew, enhancing its flavor.
  • Allspice, Cinnamon, Hot Pepper Sauce, Thyme, Bay Leaves: Give the stew a warm, aromatic, and traditionally Jamaican flavor profile.
  • Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Steak Sauce: Create a sweet, tangy, and savory sauce that coats the beef.
  • Cooked Long-Grain White Rice: Serves as a fluffy, neutral base that soaks up the stew’s flavors.
  • Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Basic seasonings to enhance all other flavors.
  • Green Onions: Adds a pop of color and slight oniony flavor.
Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

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

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.

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Cooking Tips

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

  • 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.

If you love this tasty beef stew recipe then you’ll also want to try our Instant Pot Chicken Stew and this Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew recipes.

How to Serve This Recipe

  • Coconut Rice: Fluffy coconut-infused rice complements the rich flavors of Jamaican beef stew.
  • Fried Plantains: Sweet and caramelized plantains add a delightful contrast to the savory stew.
  • Jamaican Festival Bread: These sweet fried dumplings make for a tasty and satisfying side.
  • Callaloo: A nutritious and flavorful Jamaican spinach dish, providing a vibrant accompaniment.
  • Coleslaw with Pineapple: A refreshing slaw with a tropical twist adds crunch and sweetness.
  • Ackee and Saltfish: A traditional Jamaican dish, offering a unique flavor alongside the hearty stew.
  • Bammy: Cassava flatbread that soaks up the stew’s juices, creating a delightful texture.
  • Jamaican Rice and Peas: A classic side dish with coconut milk and kidney beans, enhancing the meal’s authenticity.
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Storage Instructions

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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FAQ’s

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.

Jamaican Beef Stew

Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Delicious Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

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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