Jamaican Curried Goat


He likes it hot, I like it good. We compromise on jalapeno peppers.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 44 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 59 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds goat stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 fresh hot chile peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 rib celery, chopped

  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, or more as desired


  1. Combine goat meat, chile pepper, curry powder, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend, 1 hour to overnight.

  2. Remove goat meat mixture from bowl and pat dry, reserving marinade. Heat vegetable oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook meat in batches, browning on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes per batch. Transfer meat to a plate. Add onion and celery to the stockpot; cook and stir until onion begins to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

  3. Stir browned goat meat into onion mixture. Add reserved marinade, vegetable broth, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour. Stir in potatoes; simmer until potatoes and meat are tender, 35 to 45 minutes more.

  4. Remove stockpot from heat, skim off surface fat, and remove bay leaf.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute homemade stock or water for the vegetable broth, if desired.

The hotter the type of chile pepper you choose, the hotter the overall dish.

Lamb or pork can be substituted for the goat.

We prefer to serve this with bruschetta instead of rice.

We like to serve this meal with Slow Cooker Tapioca for dessert.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 45mg 225%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 737mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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