Cazuela de Vaca (Beef and Pumpkin Stew)

Cazuela de Vaca (Beef and Pumpkin Stew)

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"This hearty Chilean stew of beef, corn, and pumpkin is a one dish meal. The main ingredients are stewed in serving-sized pieces, so that each person receives a large piece surrounded by a broth with the other vegetables."

Ingredients

2 h 45 m servings 314 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut the piece of beef into 6 large chunks (one per serving). Place the beef into a large saucepan; pour in the beef broth and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until nearly tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Stir the polenta into the stew along with the potatoes and onion. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cut the pumpkin into 6, serving-sized pieces, and add to the stew along with the corn, carrot, bell pepper, celery, and leek; simmer until the vegetables are tender, adding more water if needed to barely cover. Stir in the oregano and paprika during the last 5 minutes.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into serving bowls, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I tried this receipe for my in laws who are Chilean and just flew in from South America on night. I was sadden that the cazuela/pumpkin turned out dry. I would use butternut squash or acorn squ...

South American 'pumpkin' is completely different from North American Pumpkin. It is sweeter and much softer, more a squash really. DO NOT USE PUMPKIN, SUBSTITUTE with Butternut Squash. I woul...

This soup is a big hit in our house! Even my picky 2 year old liked it. :) I did substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin, used broccoli and mushrooms instead of leeks and onions (my husband ...