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4 hearty cooking recipes for Jamaican pork stew
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4 Hearty Cooking Recipes For Jamaican Pork Stew

On the list of stewing meat of BestLifeTips, we have another savory dish, which is Jamaican pork stew. Read this article to get some delicious cooking methods for this Jamaican pork stew.

Stewing meat is a very popular dish in every country. You can cook stew with different kinds of meat, such as beef, pork, lamb and so on. Here is another tasty stew dish BestLifeTips want to share with you, that’s Jamaican pork stew.

Jamaican pork stew in slow cooker 

Here is what you need and steps for cooking Jamaican pork stew.

Jamaican pork stew in slow cooker 

Source: eRecipe


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 600g pork shoulder, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 brown onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 400g orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3cm
  • 2 cups Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Steamed white rice, to serve
  • 1/2 medium pineapple, peeled, cut into 5mm
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves

Cooking method

Step1: Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pork. Stirring occasionally, cook until they are browned on all sides. Transfer the pork to a bowl of a 5.5-litre slow cooker.

Step 2: Heat the remaining oil in frying fan. Add onion and capsicum. Cook until onion is softened. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 1 minutes. Add flour. Cook for 1 minutes, stir to coat.

Step 3: Add vegetable mixture to slow cooker with sweet potato, stock, tomato sauce, thyme, allspice, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.

Step 4: Cover with lid. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Remove the lid for the last 1 hour of cooking time. Season with salt and peeper.

Step 5: Make pineapple salsa. Combine pineapple, onion and coriander in a bowl. Serve Jamaican pork stew with salsa and rice.

Jamaican pork stew in pressure cooker

Cooking Jamaican pork stew in pressure cooker will bring to you a delicious meal in around 1 hour. Check out the following cooking method.

Jamaican pork stew in pressure cooker

Source: Food & Wine Magazine


  • 1 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1//4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1/2 cup beef stock

Cooking method

Step 1: Mix onion powder, sea salt, thyme, black pepper, cayenne peeper, allspice, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a small bowl until seasoning mixture is well combined.

Step 2: Rub olive oil onto pork shoulder to coat. Season with seasoning mixture.

Step 3: Heat the pressure cooker. Set to Sauté on Normal.

Step 4: Cook the pork in inner steel pot of the pressure cooker until they are browned completely, about 5 minutes.

Step 5: Pour beef stock into the pot. Lock the pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for about 45 minutes on High pressure.

Step 6: Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. Then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.

Step 7: Transfer pork to a cutting board to cool slightly before shredding with two forks.

Step 8: Jamaican pork stew is ready to serve.

Jamaican pork stew and beans

Jamaican pork stew and beans is a hearty dish that you can serve with rice and vegetable. Traditional Jamaican cooking always recommends seasoning meat overnight to give spices time to penetrate the meat.

Jamaican pork stew and beans

Source: Delicious


  • 2kg pork roast, butt or shoulder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Scotch bonnet pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp steak sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 540ml can Lima Beans and liquid (also called butter beans or broad beans)

Cooking method

Step 1: Remove fat from pork roast and cut into cubes.

Step 2: Season the meat with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper.

Step 3: Heat the cooking oil on a large pot or skillet, braise the pork on high heat.

Step 4: Add 1 cup of boiling water to the pot. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add one more cup of water if needed during simmer.

Step 5: Move the meat to one side of the pot and add onion, bell peppers and Scotch bonnet pepper.

Step 6: Add steak, Worcester sauce, and ketchup to the pot. Stir in all the seasonings with the meat.

Step 7: Add 1 cup of boiling water and simmer for a few minutes or until gravy thickens.

Step 8: Fold the beans into the meat. Use liquid with canned beans if needed.

Step 9: Serve Jamaican pork stew with beans with rice and vegetable.

Jamaican pork stew with pork chops

Jamaican pork stew with pork chops is one of the delicious of Jamaican pork stew dishes that you shouldn’t miss.

Jamaican pork stew with pork chops

Source: Sweet Life Kitchens


  • 2lbs pork chops
  • 2 stacks of scallion, diced
  • 3  medium onions, diced
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1/2  green pepper (Scotch bonnet)
  • 1/2ripe Pepper (Scotch bonnet)
  • 6 pieces of whole cloves
  • Ginger, cut to the size of your thumb
  • 2 tbsps of sea salt or 1 1/2 regular salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of parsley, dried or fresh
  • 1 tbsp of basil, dried or fresh
  • 1/2 tbsp of sage, dried or fresh
  • 1/2 tbsp of rosemary, dried or fresh
  • 1/2 tbsp of marjoram, dried or fresh
  • 2 tsp of pimento seeds
  • Thyme (fresh pieces together the size of two fingers)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 carrots, dice
  • 1 Cho-Cho, peeled and diced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of butter (optional)
  • 1 tsp of steak sauce (or jerk sauce)
  • 3 cups of water to pressure cook the trotters for 25 minutes

Cooking method

Step 1: Strip, wash and dice the seasonings, then put together in a bowl. Keep the coconut oil and the browning separated.

Step 2: Cut the pork chops into 2-inch-thick bitable chunks.

Step 3: Add the seasonings to the pork chops, allow marinating overnight.

Step 4: Heat a pressure cooker pot with the gauge on 8. Add the oil, then the pork chops, with browning. Stir in well.

Step 5: Add half the seasonings. Stir in for about 30 seconds. Cover the pot with a lid for about 5-6 minutes.

Step 6: Add 3 cups of boiled hot water. Stir in. Covers the pressure cooker pot with the pressure cooker’s lid correctly this time. Once it starts to whistle, gauge the stove on low flame. Allow to pressure for about 15 minutes if doing pork chops.

Step 7: Remove the lid once it cools. Add the other 1/2 seasons, simmer for about 6 minutes with the stove gauged at 6.

Step 8: Serve this Jamaican pork stew with pork chops with Jamaican food, or rice and peas, accompaniment with lettuce is nice.

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