Recipes from Haiti: Tassot (stewed meat)

Recipes from Haiti

Tassot (stewed meat)

Country: Haiti
Course: Main
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 2-3 lbs beef or goat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice (I used lemon)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients except for the vegetable oil in a large bowl. Toss and let marinate in the fridge for 3 or 4 hours.
  2. Move to a pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and let simmer until the meat is tender.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Remove the meat from the pot with a slotted spoon and fry it in the oil until it’s golden brown all over.