Mar 28, 2018

Matasca de Carne (beef and potato stew)


  • 1/2 Kg of beef in small cubes (approximately 1 lb)
  • 4 regular size potatoes in small cubes (1.5 cm or half inch cubes)
  • 2 regular size diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons of aji panca paste (it could be replaced by 1 tablespoon of ground paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup of peeled fava beans in slices
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 cups of beef broth (you can replace 1 cup of broth by 1 cup of corn beer or dark beer)
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of red vinegar

Pour the oil in a medium size pot and fry the meat at high-medium temperature. Add the onions, aji panca, cumin, garlic and salt. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium-low temperature, stirring occasionally. Add the broth, vinegar, fava beans and potatoes, cover and let it cook until the potatoes are tender. Add the oregano and more salt if needed.

Serve with white rice.