5 from 1 vote
Cuban Carne con Papa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

This is one Cuban classic and hearty dinner. Beef with potatoes, fresh garlic, and olives is a hearty stew that's great over rice and has the subtle sweetness from the wine and bay leaves. 

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Carne con Papas, Cuban Beef Stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 500 kcal
  • 2 lbs beef
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp Sazon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle the all purpose flour over the beef and coat on each side, remove any excess flour.
  3. Sear the beef in a large skillet with vegetable oil over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the beef from the skillet and add some extra oil if needed.
  5. Add the onions and peppers to the skillet and cook until translucent.
  6. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  7. Pour the dry white wine and deglaze the skillet.
  8. Cook the veggies and wine until he wine reduces by half.
  9. Place the beef back into the skillet.
  10. Add the tomato sauce, cumin, salon, bay leaves, water, olives, salt, and pepper.
  11. Cook for 2 hours on low heat.
  12. 2 hours later add the potatoes, cover, and cook until the potatoes and beef are fork tender.
  13. Check for seasoning, then serve over white rice and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Cuban Carne con Papa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 489mg20%
Potassium 1031mg29%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 31.9mg39%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 7.2mg40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.