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


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.

About West Indies Pepper Pot Soup

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