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Beef afritada is a Filipino stew made of potatoes, carrots and bell peppers cooked in fresh tomato sauce.
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 piece potatoes (peeled and quartered)
- 1 piece carrot (peeled and cut into cubes)
- ½ piece green bell pepper (seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes)
- ½ piece red bell pepper (seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 2 pounds beef chuck (cut into 2- inch cubes)
- 1 piece onion (peeled and chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups water
- 1 pinch salt and pepper (to 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 beef.
- 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.
- See further instructions: Kawaling Pinoy or reference cooking video below
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