Easy Jamaican Pot Roast

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

My friend Clint gave me this recipe, I've changed it slightly, This pot roast is wonderful served with Rice & Peas, roasted potatoes and the spicy gravy it cooks in. Put it on the stove and sit back and relax. For a hot n' spicy roast add 1 pepper, for a spicier roast add 2 peppers and for the (on fire) spiciest roast and gravy add 3 peppers but Please beware ... THESE ARE HOT!...I kid you not. Scotch bonnet peppers are also known as habaneros.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 12-4 lbs roast (cross rib, rump, blade, or fatty round)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (may substitute margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme, sprigs or 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 -3 scotch bonnet pepper, small hot colourful peppers chopped finely, discard seeds (use gloves to handle or make sure to wash your hands VERY well after finishing with peppers...don't )


  1. Put oil into dutch oven or cast iron pot and heat on high until hot and smoking.
  2. Add roast beef and sear on all sides, till well browned.
  3. Lower heat and season roast with sea salt, paprika and thyme.
  4. Add garlic, onions, tomatoes and hot peppers together, mix well and add to pot with roast.
  5. On top of roast and along the sides.
  6. Cover and cook on top of the stove on low heat for 3-4 hours, baste often with juice in pot until meat is tender and falls apart with fork.
  7. Thicken spicy gravy and serve over hot rice or roasted potatoes and slices of the pot roast.


Most Helpful

This pot roast was FANTASTIC! For the peppers I used 2 habaneros and it was perfect. The meat was flavorful and so tender. I used just a little cornstarch/water mixture to thicken the gravy and it was rich and delicious and just spicy enough. This easy-to-fix recipe is a new favorite at my house!

loof February 26, 2008

First let me say that I didn't use any of the Scotch Bonnets. Other than that I went right by the recipe and it made a very nice and flavorful roast. DH and DS loved it and are looking forward to hot beef sandwich's form it tomorrow. It was served with rice tonight and the guys thought the gravy was great over it. They said it was very flavorful and it was certainly simple to cook. I cooked it for 3 3/4 hrs and it was perfect.

Annacia January 01, 2007

My husband loved this. It was a little too spicy for me. I will make it again but will probably only use 2 peppers.

Eileen D March 21, 2005

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