West Indies Pepper Pot Soup

West Indies Pepper Pot Soup Recipe

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1/4 lb
salt pork
1.5 lb
beef short ribs, 3" pieces
1.5 lb
stew beef, in 2" cubes
12 c
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
1.5 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 large
onion, peeled and diced
garlic cloves, crushed
bunch green onions, including tops, chopped
2 Tbsp
salad oil
1 large
green bell pepper, chopped
10 oz
spinach, fresh and trimmed
15.5 oz
okra, drained
4 medium
sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 large
tomato, peeled and cubed

How to Make West Indies Pepper Pot Soup


  • 1Put salt pork and short rib pieces in a large kettle; brown ribs on all sides.
  • 2Add stew beef and brown on all sides.
  • 3Pour in water and slowly bring just to a boil; skim.
  • 4Add thyme, salt and pepper; lower heat and simmer, covered, 1 hour, occasionally removing any scum that rises to the top.
  • 5While meat is simmering, saute onion, garlic and scallions in heated oil in a skillet until tender; add green pepper and saute 1 minute.
  • 6Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 7After meat has cooked 1 hour, add sauteed vegetables and other ingredients to the kettle; continue to cook slowly, covered, about 30 minutes, until vegetables and meat are cooked.
  • 8Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • 9Take out short ribs and cut off and discard any fat; cube meat and return to kettle - Reheat, if necessary.

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About West Indies Pepper Pot Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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