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Caribbean Corn Beef and Cabbage

Caribbean Corn Beef and Cabbage -  An aromatic stir fried  cabbage  and corn beef  cooked the Caribbean Style  with aromatics. Easy peasy weeknight meal.
Course Main
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 339kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 canned Corn beef (12 ounce  )
  • 3   tablespoons or more cooking oil
  • 1   medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1   teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1-2 tomatoes , chopped
  • ½ medium bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 small head cabbage , chopped (about 5 to 6 cups)
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


  • Slice or chop cabbage then set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add  about 3 Tablespoons or more oil to skillet. Followed by onions, garlic,  thyme, allspice  and  scotch bonnet pepper. Saute for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant , stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.
  • Toss in green onions,  tomatoes ,  bell pepper , paprika  and white pepper , cook for an additional 2-3  minutes .
  • Then add  cabbage, stir  to incorporate all the ingredients. Cook for about 5-7 minutes . Add a small amount of water as you go. (see notes ). Adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper .
  • Add chunks of corned beef  to the cabbage . Cover and let it cook until cabbage has reached desired doness  depending on preference .
  • Serve with rice, dumplings  and or/ boiled bananas


  1. When cooking with cabbage it’s important to note that it  naturally contains water in its leaves. So start  by adding just a small amount of water.  And add more as cabbage cooks, add more or less as you cook.  You  do not want too much liquid in your dish.
  2.  Be mindful of the fact that Corn beef is salty so air on the side of less salt . You may add more as you go.
  3.  If you  like  chunks of corn beef  , do not stir after you add.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1591mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 100.5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3.1mg