Carne con Papas (Cuban)

Catherine Haury Recipe

By Catherine Haury catrinka77


A family favorite. It brings back memories of my grandpa in the kitchen. I've even taught my 9 year old daughter how to cook this.


4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 c
onion, chopped
2 c
green bell pepper, chopped
6 clove
garlic, mashed
2 lb
lean stewing beef
amount of white flour for dredging meat
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1 c
red cooking wine
15 oz
tomato sauce
3 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
1/4 c
spanish olives (pimiento stuffed)
bay leaves
1 1/2 to 2 c
water or beef stock
4 to 5
potatoes, peeled & cut into large chunks
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir until transparent. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
Lightly salt and pepper the meat cubes and dredge in flour. Add the meat to the pan and brown on all sides. Add the cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Add wine, tomato sauce, vinegar, olives and bay leaves. Add just enough water or beef stock to cover the meat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until fork-tender, about 1-2 hours. Add more water if the stew becomes too thick.
Add potatoes and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Catherine Haury catrinka77
Sep 10, 2010
I just made this for my grandma's birthday today!
Nancy R Robeyone
Sep 10, 2010
Wow Juliann, what a great diverse family! I love Napels. and a BIG HAPPY B_DAY to your mother-in-law!
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Sep 10, 2010
Thanks Nancy, I love Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican in fact all kinds of ethnic foods. I have been married to a Cuban for 44 years and I have had a wonderful teacher, my mother-in-law. She was born in Spain and came over to Cuba as a teenager. She is ninety years old today. She is just wonderful. still cooks too. Amazing lady. I have very good friends that are Puerto Rican and excellant cooks. They have taught and showed me their wonderful dishes. Omn my dads side there is Italian, and Hungarian, some mix huh.. Well you guessed it. I love to cook Italian and Hungarian food. My grandmother on my dads side was born in Budapest, and came to this country as a young woamn. My dad Joe, his family was from Naples, Italy his father and his aunts were excellant cooks. So I guess you could say I have had a lot of different culture influences. LOL
Catherine Haury catrinka77
Sep 10, 2010
Thanks Monica! I'm part Cuban/Puerto Rican. My grandfather was an amazing cook and I was able to learn some good things from him before he passed away. I'll post some more Cuban recipes ASAP!
Nancy R Robeyone
Sep 9, 2010
Juliann, there is someone else out there looking for Cuban recipes, she is on "Looking for" group. 2 of us told her you were the one to go to. I hope she finds you. It is a beef and pepper recipe, like sloppy Joe's but better.