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Puerto Rican Canned Corned Beef Stew

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"Simple, easy, and quick... This is a stew using canned corned beef and ingredients easily found in most home pantries and refrigerators. The end result is delicious and satisfying. Typically it is served over white rice. The perfect side dish is fried sweet plantains."
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35 m servings 354
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add potato and cook uncovered until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add drained potatoes, corn, sofrito, and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce, oregano, and bay leaf; cook and stir until flavors combine, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low; stir in corned beef. Cook until heated through, 6 to 8 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute canola oil for the olive if preferred.
  • Feel free to substitute ingredients for your favorites, like mixed vegetables for the corn maybe. Instead of cubed potatoes, you can fry French fries and add them at the end.
  • It's easiest to buy sofrito at a grocery store in the frozen or Hispanic foods section. To make a batch at home, use a food processor or blender to blend together, in batches if necessary, 2 onions, ½ lb sweet peppers, ½ cup olive oil, 1 cubanelle (cuban pepper) or green bell pepper, ½ head peeled garlic, 2 tablespoons pimentos (roasted red peppers), 3 recao leaves (culantro), ¼ cup pimento-stuffed olives, ½ bunch cilantro, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 teaspoon capers (optional), and ½ teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper. If you don't have all the ingredients, don't sweat it; just use olive oil, onion, garlic, and peppers with whatever other ingredients you might have.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 354 calories; 21.1 15.3 26.1 72 1269 Full nutrition

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Yours is Pretty Good! I am always looking for new ways to cook canned corned beef. I usually tweak it a bit by omitting the potatoes and corn and adding in fried sweet plantanos, 1/2 cup of...

Good base and tasty. I replaced the potato with sweet potato. Also served with corn frituras and omitted the corn from the stew.

Really quite nice. I didn't have sofrito but onions and garlic worked great suated together.

I was looking for this can corn beef recipe for some time , this recipe tasted just like moms. Loved it

I absolutley love this recipe. although of course I add extra sorito (personal taste), this recipe is similar to my own family recipe. love it!