A guiso is a stew, and while living in Uruguay I wanted to learn a traditional Uruguayan meal and this is the recipe that was shared with me.


Recipe Summary

1 hr 25 mins
1 hr 55 mins
30 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chorizo in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, turning occasionally and pricking each link with a fork to release some of the fat, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove sausages and slice when cool enough to handle. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Add beef and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add reserved sausage slices, onion, leek, and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in butternut squash, potatoes, and carrots. Add water and tomato sauce. If vegetables are not covered with liquid, add more water to cover.

  • Add bouillon cube, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until stew thickens up, about 1 hour. Add pasta, peas, lentils, and parsley. Cook until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. You may need to add more water at this point, since the pasta will absorb liquid and the stew may become too dry.

Cook's Note:

You can use any soup pasta in place of ditalini.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 15g; cholesterol 38.9mg; sodium 345.5mg. Full Nutrition