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Puerto Rican Beef Stew in Slow Cooker

Puerto Rican Beef Stew in Slow Cooker
Over the years I’ve learned a few tips and tricks for making traditional Puerto Rican recipes from my mother in law.  This Puerto Rican Beef Stew Recipe was one of the first recipes she taught me and it is AMAZING!
When Hubs and I first got married, I wasn’t much of a cook…so the first 5 years of our marriage consisted of me trying out recipes and praying they would be edible.  My mother in law gave me a new Puerto Rican cookbook every time we went to visit…the hint was not lost on me.  I needed to start cooking right so her son and future grandchildren wouldn’t starve.
I’m proud to say, I’ve made HUGE strides in the cooking department. So, if you’re new to cooking, my best advice to you is to just keep trying…it will get better.
Now, this Puerto Rican Beef Stew recipe is a staple in my recipe rotation.  Not only is it delicious, but it’s so simple to make!  
puerto rican beef stew slow cooker recipe

Puerto Rican Beef Stew Recipe


  • 2-3 lbs Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 TBS Adobo (this is what I use )
  • 1 Packet Sazon (this is what I use )
  • 1/2 Cup Sofrito (I use this one unless I can find the frozen type at the grocery store or if I have homemade sofrito on hand)
  • 8oz Can of Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1lb Bag Baby Carrots
  • 2 Large Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1lb Yuca (optional)
  • 7oz Jar of Green Olives


  1. Dice your chuck roast and onion into bite size pieces.
  2. Pour beef broth into slow cooker.
  3. Mix in Adobo, Sazon, Sofrito, and tomato sauce.
  4. Add in chuck roast, onion, and garlic.
  5. Place bay leaf on top.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Halfway through cooking add in carrots and yuca (if fresh).
  8. 1.5 hours before you want to eat, add in potatoes and olives (and yuca if you're using canned).
  9. Serve over rice for a delicious and hearty meal.

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Sunday 5th of February 2012

I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

Katie Goldsworthy

Thursday 2nd of February 2012

It's crazy the recipes you can put soda into! This one looks delicious!

Thanks for linking up!

--Katie@ Creatively Living

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Monday 30th of January 2012

Yum that looks so good!

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