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Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe

Jamaican cow foot recipe. Although many are put of by the cow foot, this dish actually very delicious.

Cow foot

The gummy gravy that is created when the cow foot is cooked will have you licking all ten fingers.

Cow foot will take some time to get tender so you will need a pressure cooker or a slow cooker for this recipe.

I used a pressure cooker.

How To Cook Cow Foot

Step 1. Thoroughly clean the cow foot and get rid of anything that the butcher haven’t. Wash the meat with vinegar and lime juice.

Step 2. Put the cow foot in a cooking out with pieces of fresh ginger. Cover with water and put to cook for 10 minutes.

Step 3. Pour away the boiled water and pieces of ginger.

Step 4. Seasoning the cow foot with all-purpose/meat seasoning, garlic, onion, pimento (allspice), scallion, grated ginger, browning sauce and salt. Leave to marinate to maximise flavour.

Step 5. Put a small amount of cooking oil in the pressure cooker to heat. Add the cow foot and brown on all sides.

Step 6. Pour enough water or beef stock to cover the cow foot. Close the pressure cooker and leave to cook for 30 minutes.

Step 7. Remove the pressure cooker lib. Add pre-cooked butterbeans and thyme and scotch bonnet pepper, cover and let the pot simmer on low heat for another five to ten minutes.

The cow foot have less meat and more bone, but this is what adds to the rich flavour of the dish.

The flavour comes from the bone and the bone marrow and the is what makes the dish so tasty.

It is import that you scald the cow foot first before you pressure cooked it. Scalding the cow foot help to tenderise the meat.

Serve With

Cow foot best serve with a rice dish.

My preference is with plain rice but pumpkin rice and rice and peas is just as good.

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Cow foot

Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe

Jamaican cow foot with butter bean is so juicy the meat just falls of the bone. This delicious main dish makes a great Sunday dinner for the whole family.
4 from 25 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Cow Meat, Jamaican Cow Foot and butter bean
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Serving
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Lesa


  • Pressure cooker


  • 3 lb cow foot
  • 1 cup butter bean Precooked
  • 1 large onion Chopped
  • 3 sprig thyme
  • 3 stalk scallion Chopped
  • 6 clove garlic Crushed
  • fresh ginger
  • 10 pimento berries (allspice) Crushed
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 tbsp browning
  • 2 tsp All-purpose or meat seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cooking oil I cook with grape seed oil
  • beef stock or water
  • 1 large lime or lemon To clean the cow foot
  • 2 tbsp vinegar To clean the cow foot


  • Thoroughly wash the cow foot in water mixed the vinegar and the juice from the lime/lemon. Drain all the water away.
  • Place the cow foot in a pot with about a inch of ginger and cover the cow foot with hot water put to scald for 5-10 minutes then drain the water away.
  • Season the the cow foot with the all-purpose seasoning, salt, garlic, onion, pimento, scallion, 1 tsp of grater ginger, browning. Leave to marinate for about a hour or two.
  • Put about 3 tbsp of cooking oil in a pressure cooker to heat on medium fire. Once the oil is hot, had marinated cow foot to the pot to brown. Stir constantly to make sure all sides are brown.
  • Pour enough water or beef stock to just about cover the cow foot in the pressure cooker. Fasten the pressure cooker and pressure the cow foot for 30 minutes.
  • After about 30 minutes, remove the pressure cooker from the heat and let it cool before opening. Make sure the cow foot is tender.
  • Put the pot back on the fire at low heat. Stir in the butter bean, add the thyme and whole scotch bonnet pepper. Cover (not with the pressure cooker lid) and let the pot simmer for 5-10 minutes. If you want the cow foot spicy, bust the pepper.


The sauce should reduce to a gumming sauce just liken when making curry chicken feet
Try our pumpkin rice with this cow foot dish.


Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    sounds yummy, I will try this dish tomorrow , thanks for the recipe

  2. 3 stars
    You cannot cook cow foot in 45mins it takes at least 2hours to fall off the bone

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for all this detail!!! Giving this a try right now 🙂

  4. Winston Keene

    5 stars
    Will be making this meal for our Sunday dinner7-3-22 thanks for your reciepes.

  5. 5 stars
    Making this right now can’t wait till it done the house smells like my childhood and I’m loving it
    Thank you for sharing

  6. 5 stars
    I was searching for a new foot recipe and found this gem. I’ve made this over and over again, although not following the recipe exactly. It is the most delicious thing ever! My boyfriend regularly requests it. We don’t share it, and eat huge batches of it all by ourselves over a few days:)

  7. Christina Amundson

    My friend wants me to get cow foot from the butcher for her to make this. Is this made with the hoof or with the ankle of the animal? Do I ask the butcher to remove all hair on the animal?

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