Columbian Beef and Vegetable Stew with Fresh Corn (Cocido Bogotano) Recipe
Yield: 12 cups
In a custard cup combine 1/4 cup water, onion and garlic; set aside to soften, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl place flour; add beef and mix lightly to coat. In a Dutch oven or large saucepot heat oil; add about 1/3 of the floured beef; cook until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove from pan; repeat until all the beef is browned; set aside. To skillet add reserved onion and garlic mixture; cook and stir until tender, 2 to 3 minutes; add the reserved beef, tomatoes, salt, cumin, oregano, turmeric, black peppercorns and bay leaf. Slowly add remaining 4 cups water and vinegar; bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beef is almost tender, about 1 hour. Stir in potatoes, carrots and celery; simmer, covered, until vegetables are almost tender, about 15 minutes. Add peas and corn; simmer, covered, until all vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf.