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Carne con Papas served next to beans and rice and surrounded by toppings.
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Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas (or Mexican Beef and Potatoes) is the perfect family meal. Cooked in a rich, savory tomato sauce that’ll make you want to lick your plate! A delicious addition to your weeknight and weekend menu plans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 604kcal


To Make The Beef:

To Make The Sauce:

  • 3 Roma tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 onion rough chopped (for the sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 serrano peppers stems removed
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 4 cup water


To Make the Beef:

  • In a large stock pot, heat the oil.
  • Season the beef with salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano.
  • Add the beef and onion to the stock pot and cook for 5 minutes.

To Make the Tomato Sauce:

  • While the beef is cooking, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, serranos, bouillon, and water to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour sauce into the stock pot with the beef.
  • Add the diced potatoes.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste to the pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Serve with plenty of sauce and enjoy!


Add 1 more serrano to make the sauce extra spicy. 
How to adjust the heat: If you find the sauce too spicy, add another tomato to the blender. More tomatoes will tame the heat.
PRO TIP: Taste the sauce before you add it to the pot. This is your opportunity to ADJUST if you need to.


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 1201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 7mg