Carne con Papas (Cuban)

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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
small amount of white flour for dredging meat
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
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)
2 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

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Catherine Haury Recipe
Well Seasoned
Sacramento, CA (pop. 466,488)
Member Since Aug 2010
Catherine's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.

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user 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.

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user Robin DuPree robdupree - Aug 30, 2010
This looks like a wonderful recipe...
user 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.
user 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! :)
user Nancy R Robeyone - Aug 31, 2010
Catherine!!!! This is keeper big time. Thanks for the post and enjoy that candy bar thing:)

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