Farmer's Stew - Argentina

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A simple and delicious stew.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1
    red bell pepper, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small
    sweet potato, peeled, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
    beef broth, heated
  • 1/2 lb
    zucchini, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 c
    whole kernel corn
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 small
    pear (firm but ripe), diced in 1-inch pieces
  • 6 c
    cooked white rice

How to Make Farmer's Stew - Argentina


  1. In large saucepan, boil water.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Add ground beef, stirring to break meat into little pieces. Let sit 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until most of pink disappears from meat. Drain meat well, discarding water.
  4. In large deep-sided skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onions and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until onions are limp and slightly brown.
  6. Mix in blanched beef.
  7. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until all liquid has evaporated from pan and meat is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, sweet potato and garlic.
  9. Continue cooking and stirring mixture 5 minutes or until peppers and potatoes are slightly tender.
  10. Add parsley, sugar, cumin and salt. Stir and cook 1 minute to blend flavors.
  11. Pour beef broth into skillet.
  12. Add zucchini, corn, raisins and Tabasco pepper sauce.
  13. Simmer gently 10 minutes, being careful not to boil.
  14. Add pear and simmer 10 additional minutes or until all fruits and vegetables are tender.
  15. Ladle over rice.

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About Farmer's Stew - Argentina

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Latin American

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