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Beef Tassot

Beef Tassot is a one the national dish of Haiti. The meat is marinated overnight, cook with spices and it either fried or roasted in the oven.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Recipe Index
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 3926 kcal


  • 3 lb beef cut in cubes, use beef stew or beef loin (sirloin, filet mignon, tenderloin steak, or T-bone)
  • 3 tablespoons sour orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime/lemon juice
  • 1 small scotch bonnet pepper or Habanero. Whole, not chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 bouquet garni thyme and parsley
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper or Habanero. Finely chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • Cut and clean meat with lime or vinegar. Rinse with cold water, pat dry and add to pot. In same pot, add sour orange juice, lime/lemon juice, crushed garlic, whole hot pepper and salt. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour or overnight for more flavor. Meat and marinade can be stored in plastic container in the refrigerator.
  • On medium high heat, bring meat to a boil. Add 1 cup of water and the bouquet garni when marinade has almost evaporated. Check meat occasionally and add more water when necessary and until meat is fully cooked. (More water is only necessary depending on the cut and size of meat) (Be careful with the whole pepper so it does not burst). When cooked, remove meat from cooking liquid and fry in hot oil until golden brown or roast in the oven for 15 - 30 minutes.
  • For sauce, in a saucepan, add meat cooking liquid, 1 cup of water, parsley, hot pepper, and shallots. Let sauce reduce to half. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Beef Tassot.


Marinate meat overnight for flavor enhancement.
Beef stew sold in supermarket may take more time to cook. Beef shanks will take less time to cook. 


Serving: 4gramsCalories: 3926kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 238gFat: 317gSaturated Fat: 140gCholesterol: 966mgSodium: 7959mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5g
Keyword beef recipe, Haitian Recipes, tassot
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