5 pounds bottom round beef, cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces or you can use a 5 pound, 2 inch thick chuck roast with bone in.
1/2 stick butter
3 meaty shin bones, about 2 1/2 pounds each
1 pound salt pork
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
3 to 4 large cloves garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1-2 inch cinnamon stick
6-8 balls Jamaican allspice
2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 small chili peppers or pinch of dried crushed red pepper
Step One: Place all the ingredients in a deep heavy pot, large enough to accommodate all.
Step Two: Pour in enough cold water to come up 3/4 the side of the ingredients.
Step Three: Cover tightly and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 hours until the meat is fork tender and nearly falling off the bone.