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Milk Street Recipe
Instant Pot

Peruvian Beef and Cilantro Stew

FAST: 1¼ hours
Slow: 7¾ to 8¾ hours 40 minutes active time

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Peruvian Beef and Cilantro Stew

Seco de carne is a classic Peruvian meat and vegetable stew, and a perfect contender for cooking in an Instant Pot, either quickly under pressure or using the slow-cooker function. Fresh cilantro is a defining flavor of the dish. We blend an entire bunch of cilantro with jalapeños, a stand-in for harder-to-find Peruvian chilies, then stir in the puree at the very end so both the flavor and color remain bold and bright. Use a crisp, quaffable beer that will play nicely with the other flavors in the stew. Serve with rice and beans.

6

Servings

Tip

Don’t be afraid to use the tender stems of the cilantro, discarding only the thick, fibrous pieces. The stems contain a lot of flavor and will break down when blended.

FAST: 1¼ hours
Slow: 7¾ to 8¾ hours

40 minutes active time

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