Peruvian Seco De Carne (Cilantro Beef Stew)

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“This Peruvian Cilantro Beef Stew may be the most comforting stew ever! Made with dark beer and tons of cilantro, seco de carne has a rich, deep flavor, and fall-apart tender meat. Must-try during colder months!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
190
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
1 kg beef chuck
red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp Aji amarillo paste
1 tbsp Aji mirasol paste
100 g cilantro
potato
carrot
200 g peas
330 ml dark beer
500 ml water
ground cumin (to taste)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
400 g canned white beans
oil
rice (for serving)
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  • Step 1/9

    • 100 g cilantro
    • 500 ml water

    In a blender, blend quickly cilantro with water. Set aside.

  • Step 2/9

    • 1 kg beef chuck
    • red onion
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • ground cumin (to taste)
    • salt (to taste)
    • pepper (to taste)

    Cut beef into chunks and season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Finely chop onion and garlic.

  • Step 3/9

    • oil

    Heat a large pot over high heat with a little bit of oil. Add beef and brown aggressively. You may need to do it in batches - if you add too much beef at the same time, it will start to cook rather than brown. When the beef is brown, remove from the pot.

  • Step 4/9

    • 1 tbsp Aji amarillo paste
    • 1 tbsp Aji mirasol paste

    Add a little bit more of oil if needed and lower the heat to medium. Add onion and cook until translucent. Then, add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Next, add Aji Amarillo and Aji Mirasol pastes. Cook for 2 minutes more, stirring often. Then, add blended cilantro, bring to boil and cook for a moment.

  • Step 5/9

    • 330 ml dark beer

    Add reserved beef with all the juices and beer. Cover the pot and lower the heat to low. The stew should simmer gently for around 120 minutes, until the meat is soft.

  • Step 6/9

    • potato
    • carrot

    In the meantime slice carrot and cut potato into bite-size cubes.

  • Step 7/9

    • 200 g peas
    • 400 g canned white beans

    After 120 minutes the meat should be soft. Now, add sliced carrot, peas, cubed potato, and beans. Simmer for additional 30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

  • Step 8/9

    Try and season to taste.

  • Step 9/9

    • rice (for serving)

    Serve with rice!