Jamaican pepper steak recipe

Jamaican pepper steak recipe

Jamaican pepper steak, one of my favourite meat dishes. I use to love when my grandmother prepare this dish for Sunday dinner. It is a very delicious dish and you will love it too. 

Jamaican spices just as scotch bonnet pepper, pimento (allspice) and ginger is combine to gives this dish its great flavour.

Ketchup is traditionally used to help thicken the gravy, which I have used in the recipe below but you can replace it with cornstarch if you rather.

I always enjoy making pepper steak, reminds me of my grandmother, and you will enjoy it too.

Jamaican pepper Steak

Jamaican pepper steak recipe

Khaydean Powell
Jamaican pepper steak recipe, simple easy, saucy and quick beef meal with stir fried bell peppers, onions, ginger is very tasty and you will sure to love it. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Serving
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 lbs Beef steak
  • 1 Green bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
  • 1 Red bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
  • 1 Medium onion Sliced
  • 3 Cloves of garlic Crushed
  • 1 Stalk of scallion Chopped
  • Small piece of ginger Crushed
  • 2 Sprig of thyme
  • 5 Pimento berries Allspice
  • 1/2 Scotch Bonnet pepper
  • 1 Medium tomato Diced
  • 1 tsp Beef seasoning
  • ¼ Cup Light soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp Salt Or the amount to your taste
  • 3 tsp Grape-seed oil Or cooking oil of you choice
  • ¼ Cup Ketchup
  • 1 ¼ Cup Water


  • Clean, wash and cut up the beef into thin strips
  • In a kitchen bowl add the beef seasoning, salt and soya to the beef strips and combine. Leave to marinate
  • In a skillet pan, at to oil on medium heat. Add the beef strips to brown.
  • Stir in the onion, garlic, scallion, ginger, pimento berries, scotch bonnet pepper and thyme and let it cook for anout 3 minutes
  • Add the water, cover and let to pot cook for about 30 minutes or until meat tender.
  • Add the bell pepper and tomato and let the pot cook for another 5-8 minutes
  • Stir in the ketchup and let the simmer for another 2 minutes.


Serve the Jamaican pepper steak with the rice and peas.
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Khaydean Powell

My name is Khaydean and I am the founder of Jamaican foods and recipes. I am a food enthusiast and I am here sharing with you my love for food. Born Jamaican living in the UK and wants the world to learn about Jamaica's culinary culture.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Amansa

    This is not peppered steak it’s beef in black bean sauce

    1. Khaydean Powell

      Where in the recipe did it say black bean sauce?

  2. Arl

    Hi there under number III it states expect the onion to the beef, please clarify..thanks

    1. Khaydean Powell

      I have changed it, it should have been 1.

  3. Pinky

    Sounds pretty simple. Will try tonight.

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