Kabritu Stoba (Bonaire Goat Stew)

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Kabritu Stoba / Bonaire Goat Stew (Courtesy @sabina_flower | Instagram)

In Bonaire, Kabritu Stoba is considered a specialty dish which usually features cubed goat meat, but lamb can also be used.  This is a rich stew made with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and jalapenos, which is perfectly finished off with a splash of lime, and a touch of vinegar.  This stoba is thick and hardy, and is usually served with a side dish of Caribbean rice and beans.


  • 2 lbs goat or lamb, cubed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 medium jalapeno, chopped
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour the lime juice over the meat.
  3. In a large pan, melt the butter and then add the meat. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and continue to sauté for 5 more minutes. Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a baking dish. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice or fungi.
Adapted from Caribbean Eats