February 16, 2024

Jamaican one-pot dinners are great any night meal options. These are my Top 5. That’s because they include enough ingredients to make a delicious meal in one pot. Some are quick and some are worth wait, but all are just as tasty the next day, too. So what are you waiting for? Try one of my favourite one-pot meals today!
Rice (640x427)Seasoned Rice  “Cook Up” or Seasoned Rice is exactly what it sounds like. Seasoned rice with lots of great ingredients packed into it. I guess you could say it’s the Jamaican version of Fried Rice.  It’s a great go-to recipe because it so quick and easy, and all done in one pot. Perfect for a Friday night when you just want to throw a meal together. Red Pea Soup Red Pea Soup. Plain and simple soup in Jamaica is a meal. And a hearty meal at that. We Jamaicans love our soup, which is a Saturday tradition. However Red Pea Soup is my favourite and I highly recommend it as a one-pot meal. Caution, it’s so hearty you may want to eat it with a fork. Corned Beef and CabbageCorned Beef and Cabbage is a super easy one-pot meal that goes well with rice. I call it a Jamaican stir fry because it’s that easy. Sautee the vegetables first and then place the corned beef on top to warm through. Then fold it into the vegetables and you’re done!  Pepper steakJamaican Pepper Steak is a quick and easy dinner idea. I like to use sirloin steak, which will be nice and tender when used with this recipe. You can use one colour of bell pepper or a variety from green to red to orange and yellow. Serve with rice.

Stew peasStew Peas It’s funny … even though Jamaica is  a hot, tropical country, we love our hearty stews and soups, all well-suited to colder climates. I think it has to do with the fact that we are traditionally hard-working people who need our meals to “hold us” for the day. Well, Stew Peas, served with rice is full of hearty meal-worthy ingredients: dumplings, beef, pork. One of my family’s all-time favourite meals, any time of year.

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.


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