Jamaican Curry Beef Ribs With Papaya & Mango

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 1hr 20mins


  • 3
    tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2
    lbs short rib of beef, bones removed, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (apprx 1 1/2 lbs meat after bone removal)
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4
    tablespoons yellow curry paste
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 2
    jalapeno peppers, finely diced, seeded and membranes removed
  • 3
    cups sweet potatoes or 3 cups yams, 1/4-inch bite size slices, steamed until just tender
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    (19 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 12
    cups long grain rice (uncooked)
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons sugar substitute
  • 34
    cup fresh papaya, cut in 1/2-inch dice
  • 34
    cup fresh mango, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4
    tablespoons fine shredded dried coconut (optional)


  • Rub the lime juice into the beef cubes.
  • Place the limed beef and curry paste in a large bowl or zip lock bag, mix well to coat the beef with the curry and let it rest 1 hour or longer.
  • Mix the mango & Papaya together, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet medium heat, brown the curried beef . stir as you are browning the beef, Be careful not to burn.
  • Add onions, cook until the onions are translucent and starting to brown, add garlic and Jalapenos.
  • Continue to cook 5 minutes, stir at least once.
  • Pour in the tomatoes, cover with a lid and simmer 45 minutes.
  • Just a few minutes before serving add the cooked sweet potatoes, mix well, heat through.
  • Meanwhile cook your rice using your favorite method stir in the sugar or sugar substitute while cooking, mix well ( If you are boiling the rice in water add sugar to the water while cooking).
  • Serve the curried beef over the rice topped with the Papaya/Mango mixture.
  • Sprinkle Coconut on top if you wish
  • Enjoy!