Catherine Haury Recipe

Carne con Papas (Cuban)

By Catherine Haury catrinka77

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings

Catherine's Story

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

  • Comments

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    Polly Motzko PollyMotzko - Aug 30, 2010
    This recipe looks outstanding! I can see why it was Robin Dupree's top picks. I just joined this site early this morning and only have one recipe up here.

    Already, from that one recipe, I have met 3 nice women and you are the 4th.

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    I will make this great dish some time soon.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko-you can call me simply Polly if you like. :-)
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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Aug 30, 2010
    This looks like a wonderful recipe...
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 30, 2010
    Hi Catherine I make Carne con Papas all the time for my hgusband he is Cuiban, and this is one of his favorite dishes. You make it exactly as I make it right down to the six cloves of garlic and the olives. I can see you had a great teacher. Welocme to the club. LOL and blessings.
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    Catherine Haury catrinka77 - Aug 31, 2010
    Thanks ladies! Next time I cook it I'll take a picture and post it. This site makes me so hungry! :)
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    Nancy R Robeyone - Aug 31, 2010
    Catherine!!!! This is keeper big time. Thanks for the post and enjoy that candy bar thing:)