Puerto Rican Beef Stew

Although the weather on our island remains pretty warm all year long, we know that other parts of the world are starting to get a taste of winter weather. But, why not warm up with a taste of Paradise. Check out this delicious Puerto Rican Beef Stew recipe from Tablespoon.

The recipe doesn’t take much to prepare, but the dish takes its time simmering on your stove top. That’ll give you some time to get lost in some happy thoughts of taking a stroll down Maria’s beach, catching a few waves and watching a gorgeous sunset from your private balcony. By the time your stew is ready to eat, you can have your trip to Puerto Rico already booked


  • 2lb red meat, cut into cubes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 medium potatoes, cut in half or into cubes
  • 2 carrots, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon achiote seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, ground
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 coriander leaves, (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  • STEP ONE: In a large pot, add beef, bay leaves, onions and garlic with 2 cups of water, or the necessary amount to cover the meat. Cook covered on medium-high heat for 2 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • STEP TWO: Add potatoes, carrots, seasoning, oregano, cilantro, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper and tomato paste; cook uncovered on low heat, for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • STEP THREE: Serve and enjoy!