Monday, October 5, 2009

Guest Post: My Columbian Recipes

It is with great pleasure that I give you Erica from My Columbian Recipes, a wonderful blog full of mouth watering food that makes me want to hop on a plane to Columbia....

Beef Stew in Tomato Sauce (Estofado de Res)

Colombians love Estofados. We make it with chicken, fish, beef and pork served over white rice. Estofado de Res is very rich, with the tomato sauce base adding sweetness to the dish.
(4-6 Servings)

  • 2 pounds boneless stew beef, cut into 2” x 2” cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 large carrots, slice crosswise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and cook for about 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
2. Coat the beef chunks with the flour and add to the pot, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
3. Add the tomato sauce, beef stock, bay leaf, salt, cumin powder and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low, cover and let it cook for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the meat is tender.
4. Add the potatoes and carrots. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
5. Serve with white rice.


  1. Thanks Rebecca for this lady! Isn't her recipes just about the very best ? :)

  2. Oh, this is one of my favorite comfort foods, this looks great, and thanks for guesting. I will check out the blog!

  3. Good guest post, Rebecca! The cumin makes the difference in this dish.

  4. I love Erica's blog! I have been following for awhile now. Her blog has inspired me to set Colombian as the theme for our next cooking club in December.

    This stew looks really good. Gosh, served over rice this would be satisfying and comforting. YUM!

  5. Johnny: oh Erica's blog is amazing please go and join
    Chef E: you will love her blog
    Barbara: oh yep,
    Erica: no thank you
    Velva: wow thats so cool Erica must be so touched

  6. What a fantastic guest post and a most delicious bowl of stew.

  7. Sounds wonderful. Now I'm going to go check out her blog. Thanks for sharing!

  8. wonderful comfort food....going to check out her blog..

  9. Sounds and looks excellent O love estufados, is really something we do a lot in Portugal too. cheers for sharing thanks kisses xxxx

  10. What a delicious recipe!! Perfect for the chilly fall weather!

  11. Yes, Erica is such a talented cook and her recipe always perfect & yummy. Well done!

  12. Ricardo: will pass on the comment
    Reeni and my little space: great recipe by the famous Erica



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