Colombian Beef Stew (Sudado de Res)

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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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  1. says

    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!

  2. MRS. V says

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

  3. says

    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.

  4. Cece says

    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; )!!

  5. Ann says

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

  6. Aimee says

    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?

    • Erica says

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

      • Gisella says

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

  7. Jaques says

    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.

  8. Jonathan says

    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!!

  9. Ginger says

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I doubt it was autocorrect, but rather lack of knowledge. Thankfully people aren’t a lost cause and they’re usually open to learning IF someone is kind in teaching them without being negatively critical. At any rate, I quite often have to correct the spelling of Colombia for those who may never have had a reason to learn it. Know much about Nicaragua or Belize? How about Lichtenstein or it’s history? The point is that there are almost 200 counties in the world. There are hardly any experts among us.

    As for this recipe, I’m super excited to try it! It’ll be the first Colombian meal I’ll be preparing after being married to a Colombian for 8 years. Hey, don’t judge…I’m not the most experimental cook & quite frankly I’m a little nervous about searching for yuca in the store. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to find it here! Might have to go to Elizabeth, NJ for fresh! Wish me luck!

  10. catherine alarcon says

    Hi !!! i always follow your recipes and i love them but i have a hard time buying the right meat. FOr this particular recipe what type of meat is it? For instance if I go tot he store what exactly am I looking for


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