Carne con Papas, Cuban Beef and Potato Stew

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Juliann Esquivel

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@Juliann

This beef and potato stew is another traditional Cuban dish. In Spanish it is called Carne con Papas. It one of those comfort foods that we all love. I love to eat it with crusty Cuban bread. It is customarily eaten with white rice and an avocado salad, I know you will really like this hearty dish. Enjoy

Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4/5
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    beef stew meat or veal stew meat in cut in chunks
  • 1 medium
    onion diced
  • 1 large
    green pepper diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic mashed or put through a garlic press
  • 1/4 c
    white table wine
  • 1 small
    can tomato sauce
  • 4 medium
    red or gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 12 large
    stuffed green olives with pimentos
  • 2 large
    bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/3 c
    yellow or black raisins optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers optional
  • 2 Tbsp
    diced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 small
    packet goya sazon seasoning packet with culantro and achiote
  • 3 small
    whole tomatos from the can mashed down real good optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil

How to Make Carne con Papas, Cuban Beef and Potato Stew

Step-by-Step

  1. Season chunks of beef or veal meat with salt and pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Heat olive oil in the a heavy pot that has a tight fitting lid. Saute your meat in the oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add onions, green peppers, mashed garlic, and parsley continue to saute until onions and pepper are limp.
  4. Next add wine, raisins, bay leaves, olives and tomato sauce. Stir well continue to cook for about 5 more minutes over a medium flame.
  5. Next reduce heat or flame to low add the water, the mashed tomatos, capers, seasonings, cumin, oregano, pepper, more salt,and packet of Goya Seasoning. cover with the lid on a low flame let meat cook for 1 hour or more until meat is almost fork tender.
  6. When the meat is almost tender add your potatoes, balsamic vinegar, a little more water perhaps another half cup; adjust the seasonings salt and pepper. Cover again and slow cook until potatos are fork tender.
  7. You may have to add a little more water in a few increments until potatoes are done. Each time you check to see if potatoes are done you check to make sure sauce has not dried up. You add a little more water, mix and spoon sauce over everything almost as if basting every 20 minutes or so until potatoes are cooked through. Serve with white rice and a salad and some crusty Cuban bread if Cuban bread is not available use Italian, or French bread. Enjoy delicious Carne con Papas!

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About Carne con Papas, Cuban Beef and Potato Stew

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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