Chef Noel Cunningham Braised Cow Foot with Beans

“Hated by many because of the name, but if it’s properly prepared, this dish is one that you will love. My grandmother is a lover of ‘everything cow’ except for the hair and the rope. She was the one who introduced me to cow foot and I must add that she was a good cook and a believer in low and slow cooking.”Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel


2 lb cow foot, chopped and cleaned

6 peg garlic, crushed

1 small onion, chopped or sliced

2 stalks scallion

2 sprigs thyme

1 small scotch bonnet pepper, de-seeded

2 Tbsp. meat browning

Salt to taste

2 tsp. black pepper

8 seeds pimento, crushed

2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with water

3 tsp. oil

2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped


Wash cow foot with vinegar, put to drain then add all ingredients to it except the scallion,thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, potato, and carrots. Use your hand to rub seasonings over meat. Leave to marinate for 2 hours or overnight.

Put a medium pot on the fire and add the cooking oil to it, add the cow foot and stir then add water to cover the meat. Allow to boil until tender and meat is falling off the bone. Add more water when needed.

Add potatoes, carrots, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme and scallion to pot cover and let simmer for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

Add ketchup along with the cornstarch mixture and adjust seasonings, if needed. Lower flames and allow the flavors to marry. Serve over a bed of rice.



  • Chef Noel Cunningham

    Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist. He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.

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