This hot and tasty Caribbean soup will get you through the coldest of winter days, and nights. Made with fresh vegetables, and beef, it will warm you from head to toe.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 1hour10minutes
Total Time 1hour40minutes
3StalksGreen OnionsAKA Scallions
1LbYellow YamCut in 3"x1" pieces
3/4LbPumpkinPeeled and Cubed in 4"x!" pieces
10WholeAllspice SeedsAKA Pimento Seeds
3StalksCeleryCut in very small slices
1WholeScotch Bonnet Pepper
Pour water in a large saucepan and let boil under a medium flame.
Add Pumpkin and onion and beef to water and let it boil for about 1 hour, or until the pumpkin has dissolved.
Add Celery, green onions, yellow yam, chayote, carrots, potatoes, thyme, salt, pepper, allspice seeds, and scotch bonnet pepper (do not let the pepper burst in the soup, unless you love your food extremely spicy) Let it simmer under a medium flame for approx 30 minutes. Then add your dumplings to the soup and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
How to make Dumplings
In a mixing bowl, add flour and water. Knead flour until it forms a semi-thick dough (about the same consistency as pizza crust dough). Shape the dough into small round wheels (this dough will make about 8 dumplings).
This is the best homemade vegetable beef soup recipe you will ever come across. I have been making this soup for years, and it has never disappointed.Check out this very useful video on how to make Jamaican Beef soup.