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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jamaican Bully Beef

Jamaican Bully Beef what is that? Is it some authentic island dish. Actually Bully beef is simply "corn beef" in jamaica. (above picture is a bully beef sandwich and some mango juice). It is usually beef that cured or pickled in brine. Common name used in both the UK and in Canada.

Some people in Jamaica call it the "Poor man's" meal. However, I use to heat it up and eat it with rice.

Below is a popular way of preparing it in Jamaica. Enjoy,


  • 1 can corned beef
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium ripe tomato (chopped)
  • 2 stalks scallion (chopped)
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (de-seed and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or coconut oil


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan (skillet) over moderate heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic (optional) and scotch bonnet to frying pan. Sauté for approx 1-2 mins.
  3. Add thyme and corned beef. Turn down heat to medium- low and stir until cooked.
  4. Add onions, garlic and chopped scotch bonnet in frying pan
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, scallions, and browning (optional), stir well and cook for another 3 minutes. Use paper towels to absorb the extra vegetable oil, if any.
  6. Bully Beef is usually served for breakfast with Johnny Cakes, boiled green bananas or toast. It can also be served with white rice.(Serves 4)

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