Puerto Rican Beef Stew

Puerto Rican Beef Stew
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This traditional Puerto Rican stew recipe is easy to preapre and makes for a hearty meal. 

5
Servings
414
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  beef round steak, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4  Cup  olive oil
  • medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • medium green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  tomato sacue
  • 1  Tablespoon  achiote
  • 10-12  pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1  Tablespoon  capers
  • bay leaf
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • 1  Pound  Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed

Directions

Wash meat and pat dry with paper towels.

In a Dutch oven or heavy kettle, heat the oil, add beef chunks, onion, bell pepper, oregano, garlic, and stir-fry over moderate heat until meat is brown. Add the salt, tomato sauce, achiote, olives, capers, and bay leaf. Mix and cook for 5 minutes. Add the water, bring to a rapid boil, cover, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Add the potatoes, stir to combine, and bring to a rapid boil. Cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.

Serve over steamed white or yellow rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
40g
87%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
160mg
38%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
408mg
58%
Selenium, Se
60µg
100%
Sodium, Na
201mg
13%
Water
228g
8%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Puerto Rican Shopping Tip

A blend of European and African cuisine, Puerto Rican food is familiar with a flare. Keep Spanish stables like rice and beans on hand and brighten up the dish with citrus and fruit flavors.

Puerto Rican Cooking Tip

Puerto Rican cuisine is all about the combinations of flavors, but most build on the foundation of a sofrito - onions, garlic, tomatoes, red peppers, and cilantro.