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Jamaican beef soup in a pot

Jamaican Beef Soup

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.
Course Soup
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 455kcal
Author https://myjamaicanrecipes.com/


  • 3 Qts Water
  • 3 Stalks Green Onions AKA Scallions
  • 1 Whole Onion
  • 4 Medium Carrots Cubed
  • 1 Lb Yellow Yam Cut in 3"x1" pieces
  • 1 Whole Chayote
  • 4 Medium Potatoes Cubed
  • 3/4 Lb Pumpkin Peeled and Cubed in 4"x!" pieces
  • 3 Springs Thyme Dried
  • 1 Cube Beef Bullion
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 10 Whole Allspice Seeds AKA Pimento Seeds
  • 3 Stalks Celery Cut in very small slices
  • 1 Whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 3 Lbs Chuck Roast Cubed


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Water


  • 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.


Serving: 01 | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 1200mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7105IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 5mg