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"Carne con Papa" (Beef & Potato Stew) Recipe

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Rita Govin with Rivers Family: CARNE CON PAPA

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rita Govin
Added: Sunday, September 9, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 lb. Lean stew beef cubes.
1 tsp. salt., 1 tsp. pepper (to taste).
1 tsp. Pimiento powder
(alt. pinch saffron in 1/2 cup H2O).
2 tbsp of Olive Oil, 5 olives w / pimento.
1 Med. size Onion (Spanish), 1/2 Bell Pepper.
4-6 cloves of garlic, 2 large potatoes.
2 reg. Cans Tomato Sauce, 1 cup H2O.

Directions:
Directions:
Salt and Pepper Stew Beef. brown cubes in Med-High skillet with a bit of Olive Oil. When browned, set meat aside. In same pan, add Onions (chopped into quarters), Green Pepper (fine chopped), garlic (smashed first then diced) and remaining Olive oil. Cook until onions are translucent and garlic/peppers are soft and starting to brown. Add meat back into skillet. Saute for 10 minutes, combining meat and vegetables. When done, empty contents of skillet with 2 cans tomato sauce into a large sauce pan with rest of seasonings and 1 cup of water. Cook on high for 10 minutes to a boil.Reduce to med heat for 1 hour. When done, combine potatoes (peeled and cut in large cubes) and olives (sliced) into saucepan. Simmer med heat until potatoes are done and take on yellow/orangish color. Serve over white or yellow rice, side dishes of Black Beans, Yucca or Plantains are a great addition!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-5
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great Aunt Rita Govin was born in Cuba in San Antonio de Los Banos (outside of Havana) in the early 1900s. She immigrated with her mother, father, sister and brother to Tampa Florida. Rita's parents Anna and Juan Govin, passed on in Tampa, leaving Rita, Belind and Armand to carry on the GOVIN heritage in the USA . Rita married Louis Vasquez in a late life love story. Sister Belind married Delbert Parker and moved to St Pete, adding Bobby, Sylvia and Richard to the Parker tree. Brother Armand had two children by Virginia (Vigi) Jeronimo; Ronald and Virginia Ann. This is Rita's own recipe.

 

 

 

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