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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Jamaican cow foot soup

My friend made some cow foot soup for me today. It was delicious. One thing about Jamaicans, we don't waste any part of the cow. This is a wonderful soup to drink on a rainy day or cold weather.


  • 2 lbs Cow Foot
  • 1 Can butter beans
  • 2 peg garlic crushed
  • 8 pimentos
  • 2 sprig of thyme
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper for taste (should have the stem)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 5 cup flour water to mix


  1. Season Cow foot with pimento, onion, crushed garlic, pepper & salt
  2. Cook cow foot in the 1 1/2 cup water till tender
  3. Add butter beans, thyme, salt and pepper if necessary for taste
  4. Cook for approx 8 mins then add whole Scotch bonnet
  5. Cook for approx. 2 minutes
  6. Serves 4


Anonymous said...

what is 5 cup flour water in the ingredients and when do you add it to the soup as i don't see it mentioned in the method.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this recipe on other blogs and they refer to it as cow heel soup.

iriegal said...

@Amateur Cook Cow foot soup or cow heel soup is the same thing. This soup is not just from Jamaica. Their are many people who enjoy this delicious soup

Anonymous said...

Clearly they forgot to mention that you most definately need to pressure cook the cow heel/foot. Do not cook in a regulat pot, or you will be cooking it for days.