Cuban Beef and Potatoes

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cuba recipes .org - Cuban Beef and Potatoes
cuba recipes .org - Cuban Beef and Potatoes

This beef and potatoe stew (carne con papas) is another traditional and popular Cuban dish, with tender succulent meat and potatoes in a dense stew that will fill any appetite. Serve with white rice and enjoy!


  • 2 lbs top sirloin tip lean beef (cut in 2 inch cubes)
  • 2 large potatoes (peeled, cubed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic gloves (minced)
  • 1 cup large onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 small pack of frozen green beans
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tspn cumin
  • 1 tspn oregano
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tspn salt
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp vinegar salt and black pepper


For this recipe, you will need a large saute pan or a pressure cooker. The saute pan with take longer to cook with. Prepare the beef by lightly sprinkling salt and pepper around all sides. Set aside. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Saute the bell peppers, onions for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent. Then add the garlic, and saute for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, salt, wine, vinegar, capers, water and bay leaf. Stir ingredients well. Add beef. Stir the beef with the ingredients, then bring to a boil. Lower heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 1 hour. Beef should be fork tender, if not continue to cook. After 1 hour, add the potatoes and green beans, and allow to cook until the potatoes are tender.

Serving Size: 6