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Sopa de Res (Cuban-Style Beef Soup)

Sopa de Res (Cuban-Style Beef Soup)

Cuban-style beef soup or Sopa de Res in Spanish, is a really easy and affordable way to get a home-cooked, nutritious and delicious meal. For this soup, an inexpensive cut of beef is cut into small chunks.

 

The beef is cooked in a rich and flavorful broth that’s flavored with onions, garlic and a blend of spices. Then we add potatoes and carrots, and of course, like most Cuban dishes we serve it with white rice.

 

If you want more hearty Cuban-style soups, try this fully loaded Cuban chicken soup or this potaje de lentejas. Enjoy!

 

To make this Cuban style beef soup you will need

1½ pounds Beef for Soup, (beef round) cut into 1-2 inch cubes

1 teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoon Ground Cumin

½ teaspoon Oregano

¼ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper

2 tablespoon Flour

2 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Small Onion, small diced

3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced

½ cup White Wine (substitute beef broth, if desired)

8 ounce can Tomato Sauce

4 cups Beef Broth

2 cups water

1 Large Potato, cut into 1-2 inch pieces

1 Large Carrot, cut into ½ inch pieces

Cooked White Rice, for serving

 

Instructions

Place the beef in a large zip top bag. Add the salt, cumin, oregano and pepper, massage the beef a bit to distribute the seasoning well.

 

Add the flour to the bag, seal tightly without removing the air. Shake the bag well to coat the beef with the flour.

 

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the onions. Cook the onions gently for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

 

Add the beef to the pot, cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently to brown a bit on all sides.

 

When the beef is browned, add the white wine and stir, gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the pot. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

 

Add the tomato sauce, beef broth and water, stir well. Raise the heat to high, when the liquid begins to boil, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot, raise the heat to high, when the liquid comes back to boil lower the heat to medium-low, cover and continue cooking for 25-30  minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

If desired, uncover the pot the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time to allow the soup to thicken a little bit.

 

While the soup cooks, make white rice.

Before serving, taste the soup and add salt, only if needed.

 

To serve, add white rice to the bottom of a bowl, top with a generous serving of the Cuban-style beef soup. Enjoy!

 

Beef soup with carrots, potatoes and white rice served in a blue crock.

 

Cuban-Style Beef Soup a thick soup with beef, potatoes and carrots served in a blue crock.
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Cuban-Style Beef Soup

Cuban-style beef soup or Sopa de Res in Spanish, is a really easy and affordable way to get a home-cooked, nutritious and delicious meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: beef soup recipes, cuban beef recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 345kcal

Ingredients

  • lbs. Beef for Soup (beef round) cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Oregano
  • ¼ tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion small diced
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ cup White Wine substitute beef broth, if desired
  • 8 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Large Potato cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 Large Carrot cut into ½ inch pieces
  • Cooked White Rice for serving

Instructions

  • Place the beef in a large zip top bag. Add the salt, cumin, oregano and pepper, massage the beef a bit to distribute the seasoning well. Add the flour to the bag, seal tightly without removing the air. Shake the bag well to coat the beef with the flour.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the onions. Cook gently for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the beef to the pot, cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently to brown on all sides.
  • When the beef is browned, add the white wine and stir, gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the pot. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the tomato sauce, beef broth and water, stir well. Raise the heat to high, when the liquid begins to boil, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot, raise the heat to high, when the liquid comes back to boil lower the heat to medium-low, cover and continue cooking for 25-30  minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, uncover the pot the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time to allow the soup to thicken a little bit.
  • Before serving, taste the soup and add salt, only if needed.
  • To serve, add white rice to the bottom of a bowl, top with a generous serving of the Cuban-style beef soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1860IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5.3mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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4 thoughts on “Sopa de Res (Cuban-Style Beef Soup)”

  • I am not a beef stew fan. I have never had a beef stew that I really thought was good- until I tried this recipe! I only would attempt to make beef stew because my husband likes it, and I stumbled across this Pinterest page with a ton of Cuban recipes. Reading the ingredients in some of these recipes I couldn’t help but think they had to have a ton of flavor! This not only was the best beef stew I’ve ever had, but probably one of the best dishes I’ve ever had ! So easy to follow the recipe, too! I have made three dishes from this page and every one has been PHENOMENAL! I want to make every single one!

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