Beef afritada is a Filipino stew made of potatoes, carrots and bell peppers cooked in fresh tomato sauce.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours15minutes
2piecepotatoespeeled and quartered
1piececarrotpeeled and cut into cubes
½piecegreen bell pepperseeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
½piecered bell pepperseeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
2poundsbeef chuckcut into 2- inch cubes
1pieceonionpeeled and chopped
4clovesgarlicpeeled and minced
1pinchsalt and pepperto taste
In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add potatoes and carrots and cook, turning once or twice until lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Add bell peppers and cook for about 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Remove oil from the pan except for about 2 tablespoons. Increase heat to medium-high heat. Add beef and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, turn and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overcrowd the pan, cook in batches as needed. Remove from heat and keep warm.
Add another tablespoon of oil if needed. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring regularly until softened.
Add fish sauce and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
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