Traditional Recipes

Saltfish and Butter Beans (Baked Beans) Recipe

Saltfish Butter Beans

A Jamaican fusion recipe, Saltfish and Butter Beans is a favorite of “ital” food lovers. It is a great breakfast recipe and can be served with Festival and Johnny cakes. Try our Saltfish and Butter Beans recipe today!!!!


  • ¼   Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper3 small red tomatoes1 large onion
  • 2 sprig thyme
  • ½  grams salted fish
  • 2 cans of butter beans
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 3 tablespoons. ketchup


  • Debone and Soak saltfish in water to remove some of the salt or boil in water for 5-7 minutes
  • Use your hands and shred (flake) the saltfish finely and set aside in a mixing bowl.
  • Cut the sweet peppers in strips
  • Cut the onion in slices onion
  • Cut the tomatoes in quarters
  • Put the vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat
  • Saute sweet pepper, tomatoes, and onion
  • Add the saltfish and stir
  • Add garlic (garlic powder),  butter beans, and tomato ketchup
  • Let Simmer for 5 minutes before removing from the fire.
  • Serve with Fried Dumpling or Festival

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