Cilantro Beef Stew

How to make a Cilantro Beef Stew.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut in 2×2 inch pieces
  • 2 potatoes, cut in four parts
  • ¾ cup green peas
  • ¾ cup diced carrots
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste
  • 3 cups cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put the cilantro and spinach in the blender and process with one cup water, then reserve.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over high heat and when it is very hot sear the beef pieces until they are golden brown.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and aji amarillo paste to the saucepan.
  4. Stir and let them cook until the onions are soft and translucent.
  5. Pour the cilantro mixture and turn the heat to medium.
  6. Stir constantly until the water evaporates.
  7. Add one tablespoon of oil, if necessary, to fry the herbs.
  8. The cilantro and spinach are going to get a dark green color.
  9. Pour 6 cups of water and simmer over medium-low heat for 2 hours with the lid on.
  10. Check constantly and add water if necessary.
  11. When the meat is fork tender add the potatoes, green peas, carrots, salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  13. The stew is ready when the vegetables are cooked and the juice is reduced.
  14. Serve with rice.
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