Carbonada Criolla (Argentinian Beef Stew)

Carbonada Criolla (Argentinian Beef Stew)

Carbonada criolla is a rich Argentinian stew made with beef, tomatoes, potatoes, and corn, sweetened slightly with dried apricots.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions, green pepper, and garlic until golden and soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Add the beef and cook on medium-high heat, turning to brown all sides.
  4. Step 4

    Add the stewed tomatoes, beef broth, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, sugar, squash, and apricots, and lower heat to a simmer.
  5. Step 5

    Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Taste for seasoning, and season with salt and pepper. Add more beef broth if the stew seems too thick.
  6. Step 6

    Cook for about 30 minutes longer, until beef is tender. Stir in the frozen corn, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes more.