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Jamaican Brown Stew Kidney

Beef Kidney Recipe

Jamaican Style Cow Kidney Stew
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Browning 6 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 36 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings


  • Knife
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet or Frying Pan
  • Strainer
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 Whole Beef Kidney Cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 Small Onion Sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Scotch Bonnet Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • 6 Whole Pimento
  • 1 Tablespoon Jamaican Browning
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • Water as Needed


How to Cut Beef Kidney

  • Place the beef kidney flat on a cutting board and use the tip of a knife to remove the meat from the inner white piece.
  • Once all the flesh is removed, cut into ½ inch pieces.

How to Clean Beef Kidney

  • Place the cut beef kidney in a bowl, along with some cool water and a splash of white vinegar.
  • Use a spoon or your hand to move the kidney around then allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and drain.

How to Season Beef Kidney

  • After the beef kidney has been cut and cleaned, add the all purpose seasoning along with the Jamaican browning and all the herbs and vegetables.
  • Use your hand or a spoon to mix all the ingredients together. Allow the meat to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but overnight is always best.

How to Cook Seasoned Beef Kidney

  • Add coconut oil to a skillet and place on medium heat.
  • Once heated, add the seasoned beef kidney and cook for 8 minutes. Stirring in between
  • After 8 minutes and all the liquid is absorbed, start with adding 2 cups of water and cover. Cook for 20 minutes before adding 2 more cups of water.
    Cook for another 20 minutes, covered, then another 5 minutes, uncovered, to reduce the sauce.



Some people like to add ketchup to the sauce for more body. 
Feel free to jazz up your beef kidney stew with some ketchup.
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