This is a very easy, flavor-packed beef stew recipe that is absolutely incredible. The flavors that develop from our Caribbean cooking and seasoning sauce, along with other pantry staples such as coconut milk and canned tomatoes, (and the aromas that will fill your kitchen) are nothing short of amazing. The additions of sweet potatoes and kale make this a nutritional powerhouse, too.

If you love spice and Caribbean flavors, this is easy and healthy Whole30 friendly beef stew recipe is definitely for you! *If you don’t like spicy food, just leave the habanero out.

Caribbean Pepper Pot Soup (or Stew) is a very common dish made in the Caribbean, and this recipe honors those time-tested flavors. I spent years researching and making Caribbean-inspired meals for my personal chef clients, and I developed a love of these fantastic, complex flavors myself. Our Caribbean cooking and seasoning sauce just makes it easier than ever to add those beautiful flavors to anything you cook!

Watch the recipe below to see how easy it is to make, and I hope you enjoy!

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Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew

Servings 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Caribbean Cooking & Seasoning Sauce
  • 1-1/2 lb beef chuck roast cut into 2" cubes
  • 1 can coconut milk 14 oz
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, no salt 14 oz
  • 4 cups high quality broth of your choice
  • 1 habanero pepper optional. Leave whole for less heat, chop for more heat
  • 3 cups kale trimmed and chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 medium) cut into 1" cubes
  • 2-3 carrots cut into 1" slices


  • Optional step: Sear the beef in oil/fat of your choice until golden brown on all sides.
  • Add all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Beef, Gluten Free, Paleo, Slow Cooker, Whole30