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puchero paraguayo
Puchero paraguayo
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Puchero paraguayo is the Paraguayan version of a traditional meat stew that is originally from Spain, and now prepared in several countries throughout South America and the Philippines. The name comes from the Spanish word, which means "stewpot".
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American, Paraguayan
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
  • lb beef (skirt or flank steak, cut into pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic , cut in half
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 2 carrots
  • 10 oz. pumpkin , cubed
  • 2 potatoes , cubed
  • ½ cup rice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. In a large pot, bring to a boil 10 cups (2,5l) of water with the onion, carrots and bell pepper for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a pressure cooker, heat olive oil and sauté garlic and meat over high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. When the meat is browned, add the reserved broth and the vegetables.
  4. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 45 minutes over medium-low heat.
  5. Rinse the rice.
  6. After 45 minutes of cooking, open the pressure cooker and add the rice, potatoes and pumpkin.
  7. Close the pressure cooker and continue cooking for 15 minutes.