Easy Jamaican Pot Roast

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins


  • 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 )


  • Put oil into dutch oven or cast iron pot and heat on high until hot and smoking.
  • Add roast beef and sear on all sides, till well browned.
  • Lower heat and season roast with sea salt, paprika and thyme.
  • Add garlic, onions, tomatoes and hot peppers together, mix well and add to pot with roast.
  • On top of roast and along the sides.
  • 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.
  • Thicken spicy gravy and serve over hot rice or roasted potatoes and slices of the pot roast.