for 6 servings
5 plum tomatoes, chopped, divided
2 red bell peppers, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
½ red onion, sliced
2 habanero peppers, chopped
6 cloves garlic
12 oz tomato paste
1 tablespoon salt, plus 1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 ½ teaspoons black pepper, divided
½ cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
1 ½ lb flank steak, cut into strips
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cubes beef bouillon
1 bay leaf
white rice, cooked, for serving
fried plantain, for serving
scallion, for serving
fresh parsley, for serving
- In a food processor or blender, combine 4 chopped plum tomatoes, red bell peppers, chopped red onion, habanero peppers, garlic cloves, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and water. Puree until smooth.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add the remaining tomato, sliced onion, remaining salt, and remaining pepper. Sauté until fragrant.
- Add steak, rosemary, paprika, curry powder, and bullion cubes. Cook until the steak is golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Add the blended tomato and pepper mixture and the bay leaf.
- Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer at low heat for 20 minutes, until the stew has thickened.
- Fish out the bay leaf.
- Remove stew from heat and let sit 10 minutes.
- Serve with white rice and fried plantains. Garnish with scallions and parsley, if desired.