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West Indian Beef Stew Recipe

West Indian style Beef Stew, the meat and potatoes classic takes on the flavor of the islands in this easy slow cooker recipe.

West Indian Beef Stew Ingredients:

  • 2 lb (1kg) stewing steak, cut ¾ – 1″ (2-2 ½ cm) thick
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • 4 blades chives, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp rum
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 cups water or beef broth
  • 3 potatoes, quartered
  • Small piece hot red pepper, chopped
West Indian Beef Stew recipe Instructions :

Place the beef in a large bowl. Mix together the salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram, chives, onions, garlic, hot pepper, rum and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the beef and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan, add the sugar and brown for 3 minutes. Drain the meat, reserving the marinade, and brown it in the oil and sugar. Add the marinade and fry for 3 minutes. Add the carrot and the stock. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour. Add the potatoes and additional liquid if required. Cook until the potatoes are tender and the gravy has thickened. Serves 4-6

Recipe by: Chef Laurel – Ann Morley; Author of Cooking with Caribbean Rum.

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