Dominican Stew Recipe

A Dominican Independence Day delight.



    Ingredients: 1 lb. flank steak
    1 lb. goat meat
    1 lb. boneless pork shoulder
    1 lb. chicken breast
    4 teaspoons lemon juice
    4 – ½ teaspoons salt
    4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    5 cubes beef stock
    1-2 tablespoons chopped garlic
    1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    ½ teaspoon ground coriander
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    ½ teaspoon chili powder
    Dumplings (optional)
    ½ lb-1 lb. yucca
    ½ lb-1 lb. butternut squash
    ½ lb-1 lb. malanga
    ½ lb-1 lb. ñame
    1 corn on the cob


    Step 1: Cut veggies, keeping plantain and yucca pieces separate from the rest.


    Step 2: Cut yucca and plantain into 1-inch thick pieces. Squash, malanga and ñame should be cut into 1-inch cubes. While cutting veggies, prepare beef stock using the cubes.


    Step 3: Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large cast iron pot. While heating oil, cut all meats about 1 ½ inches this and place in four separate bowls. Season and toss each bowl with ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.


    Step 4: Brown each bowl of meat separately over medium-high heat, then transfer to beef stock.


    Step 5: After all meats have been browned and transferred, add a cup or two to the pot to scrape up the bottom.


    Step 6: To the same pot, add vinegar, onion powder, sage leaves, chopped garlic, oregano, coriander and chili powder. Mix well and transfer to the stock pot with meat.


    Step 7: Add plantain and yucca pieces and simmer for 10 minutes. If including dumplings, add at this time, cover pot and simmer for 15 minutes.


    Step 8: Cut corn into 2-inch pieces and add to pot along with remaining veggies. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until veggies are soft.


    Step 9: Serve with white rice and avocado. Stew will thicken with starchy vegetables.  In this recipe, we added 4 additional cups of water.
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    Dumpling Recipe: 1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ⅓ cup milk Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add milk and stir to make soft dough.
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