Cuban Stew

Cuban Stew


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This is a Cuban stew known as 'carne con papas' which contains chunky beef and potatoes, I like to serve it over rice.


Serves: 6 

  • Paste
  • 1/2 green capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 small white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 30ml olive oil
  • Stew
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons achiote powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 500g pasta sauce
  • 1 kg beef stew meat, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 white potatoes
  • 1 cup (250ml) white wine
  • 1 litre water
  • 6 beef stock cubes

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Paste: In a blender combine green capsicum, onion, garlic, cumin and salt. Pulse, while pouring olive oil through top of blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.
  2. Stew: Heat olive oil in pressure cooker on medium heat. Saute the paste for 1 minute then stir in achiote powder and cumin.
  3. Cook for 1 minute then stir in pasta sauce. Return to a simmer then add beef; let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in potatoes then pour in wine and water.
  5. Drop in the stock cubes. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute; add water if necessary to cover.
  6. Cover with lid of pressure cooker. Following manufacturer's directions to cook under 15 pound pressure for about 30 to 45 minutes.

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