Carne Con Papas


This carne con papas is an old-fashioned Cuban dish of tender, succulent meat and potatoes bursting with flavor. It is definitely a pleaser for any meat-and-potatoes fans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ½ small white onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cumin, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons achiote powder

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 2 white potatoes

  • 4 cups water, or as needed

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 6 cubes beef bouillon


  1. Combine bell pepper, onion, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, and salt in a blender. Pulse while pouring 1/8 cup olive oil through the top of the blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Sauté pepper and onion mixture for 1 minute, then stir in achiote powder and remaining 1 teaspoon cumin. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in tomato sauce.

  3. Return to a simmer, then add beef; let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes. Pour in water and wine. Drop in bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Add water, if necessary, to cover.

  4. Cover with the lid of the pressure cooker. Following manufacturer's directions to cook under 15-pound pressure for 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
35g Fat
20g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 1464mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 2843mg 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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