I love stews in any form and anytime. Stews are comfort food for cold seasons and delicious for supper or lunch. This recipe of Meat Tomato Stew or Carne Con Tomates is a popular recipe in the Mediterranean Cuisine. It is made usually with beef but pork is also used.
Very delicious and easy to make, the stew can be served with any side dish you enjoy.
For this particular occasion, we just had some simple pasta that we used as a bed for the sauce and the meat.
If you are not in the mood for any side dish, just get some French baguette and dip it in the sauce.
You will need
Some pork or beef cut in little bite size chunks that you will brown in some olive oil.
Then, you will need some onion (whatever you have available, white or red)
and garlic finely chopped that you add to your meat when it’s nicely browned.
Then, you will need some tomato sauce and some white wine to add to your meat.
I used a Spanish wine (as the recipe is inspired from a Spanish recipe). Yeah, I am that fancy sometimes…
Simmer the stew on medium heat for about 30 minutes, until the sauce reduces to half and the meat is tender.
As I said before, you have a multitude of options for serving. Potatoes, pasta, rice or just dip some fabulous crusty bread in that sauce.
Let me tell you, if you like stews, this one will win your heart for the simplicity and deliciousness.
- 2 pounds pork or beef cut in chunks
- 1 big onion chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup white wine your favorite
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1-2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper to your taste
- In a medium pot heat up the olive oil.
- Add the chopped meat and brown it on all sides.
- Add the chopped onion and the chopped garlic.
- Mix well.
- When the onion is soft, add the tomato sauce and the white wine.
- Add nutmeg and the bay leaves.
- Cover with a lid and let it simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes until the meat is tender.
- Uncover and simmer for another 10-15 minutes until the sauce reduces to half.
- Add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Serve simple with crusty good bread, or next to potatoes, rice or pasta.