Carne con Papas (Stew of Beef and Potatoes)

  • EllenDeller Posted: 04/28/11
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    My husband liked this a lot and ate two bowlfuls, but I found it a little bland. I expected more zip from the olives and capers. Served with rice and steamed greens. Although it's okay, there are so many recipes out there to try that I would not make this one again.

  • mrsnobody Posted: 10/27/11
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    I really liked this, though I did make some changes. I didn't use raisins (because I don't like them) and I put about 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin instead of 1/8. It turned out really good.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 05/06/12
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    The beef and potato were cooked to perfection. I would increase my favorite elements of the dish - the briny olives and capers, and the sweet raisins - which were what made this stew new and different. Savory broth, but I'd add a touch of cinnamon. Served with white rice.

  • thymeonmyside Posted: 09/23/12
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    I grew up eating a version of this. minus the raisins, olives, capers (although the last two i may try). We always added a can of diced tomatos and mexican chile powder instead of the paprika, bay leaf and oregano. Makes it much more flavorful.

  • giselle6783 Posted: 05/02/13
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    great recipe! made it for a dinner party (the theme was mexican) and they loved it!

  • queenzookie Posted: 11/26/13
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    I thought this was very good! Next time I would double the amount of chopped green pepper, cook the meat at least an hour longer, and add more water/broth (I had to add some during the cooking). For us, this was more like 3-4 servings (not 5). This was a very yummy stew!

  • koriander Posted: 03/03/14
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    This was OK... I expected a more flavorful stew, but maybe leftovers will be better. I followed the recipe exactly. If I tried this again, I would increase the seasoning, olives, raisins and cappers (double?). I liked the ides of a suggestion below of adding tomates. The cooking time worked for me - everything was well cooked.

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