Colombian Beef Stew (Sudado de Res)

by Erica Dinho on June 13, 2009

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Sudado de Res Colombiano Receta

Sudado de Carne Res is a very popular dish in Colombia, is very easy to make and delicious over white rice with avocado on the side. I think every Colombian home makes a sudado dish a least once a week. Sudados can also be made with pork or chicken.

This Sudado de Carne Colombiano is a very comforting and filling dish and it is perfect for weeknight dinners.


Sudado Colombiano




  • 2 pounds beef for stew
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 beef bouillon tablet
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 small yellow potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • ½ pound frozen or fresh yuca (cassava)
  • 3 cups water
Sudado de Carne de Res or Colombian Beef Stew

Sudado de Carne de Res or Colombian Beef Stew


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and sauté until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, garlic, salt and ground pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  2. Add the beef, water, beef bouillon and cumin powder. Reduce the heat to medium low cover and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the potatoes, yuca and cilantro and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve over white rice.
  5. Colombian-Style Beef Stew

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah June 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM

I love your recipes, want to go to Columbia !


2 Erica June 13, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Thank you Rebecca.


3 Adriana November 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

It’s Colombia


4 Marta June 13, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Great recipe! I was just browsing for stew recipes, since I’m feeling in a stew-y sort of mood, and this one winks at me! Thanks you for sharing it!
Te prometo que SIEMPRE corrijo a la gente cuando dicen “Columbia”… pero creo que es una causa perdida :( jajajaja
Un abrazo!


5 Lori Lynn June 13, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Looks great. I never think serving a beef stew with avocado and rice. I like that!


6 OysterCulture June 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM

This recipe sounds so simple and tasty – I think my hubby is in for a pleasant surprise next week. It has everything he loves


7 Erica June 13, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Thank you all for the comments.


8 nora@ffr June 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM

great idea. sound yummy! :)


9 Sophia June 14, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Oh man! Looks amazing! Rich and hearty…satisfies both your tummy and soul!


10 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 15, 2009 at 7:56 AM

Beef stew sounds wonderful! I love the cumin here and yuca!


11 Erica June 19, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Thank you every one for your comments!


12 Cynthia June 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM

This fiery beef stew is so inviting.


13 MRS. V June 24, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I will try this recipe tonight.! I am colombian too and love making our traditional dishes. Thank you for publishing these recipes :)


14 Erica June 24, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Thank you for your comment!


15 beef stew great! July 14, 2009 at 4:21 AM

YUMMY! Mouth-watering when I saw the great combination of stewed beef and cooked rice.
I do love the cumin powder, pepper, and fresh cilantro that you added in this recipe, the beef is fully flavored by this, terrific!
Thank you for sharing.


16 Chinese Food Recipes December 20, 2009 at 6:28 AM

wow, this beef looks so yuumy, but it’s pretty hard to follow. Still i’ll try it this weekend. I hope i can make a great stew by myself :)


17 Cece May 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Im on my third reciepe!! My family loves this food! Thank you I feel like I a chef!! And my food tastes like a pro chef made it; )!!


18 Ann June 30, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I made this stew a couple of days ago and it was rich and delicious. It was even better the next day. Thank you.


19 Diana July 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I made this stew for dinner last night….and I loooved. Thank you!


20 Randi September 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM

WOW! this is a great recipe. I am no chef, but I could do this!


21 Pato December 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM

I am cooking sudado for my american friends tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe. They are in for a Colombian Surprise…


22 Aimee May 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Can this be made in a crockpot/slow cooker? If so, do I have to changr anything? Can the majority of your meals be cooked in the crockpot?


23 Erica May 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Yes, but the cooking time will be 4 hours (high heat) or 8 (low heat) and 2 cups of water or beef stock .


24 Gisella July 15, 2013 at 3:21 AM

Para cocinar en el crockpot debo poner todo al mismo tiempo incluyendo yuca y papa por 8 horas en temperatura baja?


25 Erica May 18, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Aimee, I don’t cook all my meals in the slow cooker, but some of them.


26 Kendra February 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Delicious! I made this a couple nights ago and it turned out perfectly. Thank you so much for the recipe!


27 Jaques July 11, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Colombia has the best food for lunch, always a stew or a hearty soup, lots of color, spices etc. Being the exact opposite of Brasil which uses no flavors or spices or peppers and is content with a diet of white things covered in salt or anything that is just salty with no color or flavor. Brasil likes to bbq meat but with no flavors or spices, just salt. A pizza is salt, cheeese, salt, chesse, salt. No tomato sauce, nothing. Salt is the only spice in Brasil. Very dissappointing. Colombia is way ahead, way more intelligent, etc etc. etc.


28 Nathaly August 15, 2014 at 2:37 PM

im soo sorry Erica, how much of water you put for the Colombian sudado…?


29 Erica Dinho August 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

For this Sudado de Res: 3 cups of water.


30 Jonathan November 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Love this recipe, it tasted just like moms cooking!!! I have made just about every sudado you have on here… This is the only website i use for recipes… Thank you very much!!


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