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Chilean Beef and Pumpkin Stew

Prep:
30 m
Cook:
2 h 45 m
Ready in:
3 h 15 m
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Flavorful and lightly spicy Chilean Beef and Pumpkin Stew is just too delicious!
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 6
Beef roast
1 ½ lb, cut into 6 chunks
Beef broth
1 32-oz carton
Water
2 cups
Polenta
¼ cup
Red potatoes, washed, halved 
8
Onion, quartered 
1
Pumpkin
1 ½ lb, cut into 6 chunks
Corn
2 ears, cut into thirds
Carrot, sliced ½-in thick 
1
Small red bell pepper, seeds removed, large diced 
1
Celery
1 stalk, large cut
Leek, halved lengthwise, diced ½-in thick 
1
Fresh oregano
1 tsp, minced
Mild paprika
¼ tsp
Salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste
Cilantro
½ cup, chopped (leaves only)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place beef into a large saucepan, cover with broth and water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to medium, let simmer under lid for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  2. Add polenta, stir well, add potatoes and onions. Let simmer for 15 minutes under lid. Add pumpkin chunks, carrot slices, corn, bell pepper, celery and leek. Let simmer until tender, adjust the amount of water if needed, but it should barely cover the meat and veggies. Add oregano and paprika, stir well, cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot in large bowls, sprinkled with cilantro.
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