YUM! This was sooo tasty :) I used a pound of veal leg from our local halal butcher. He promised me it was "very soft meat" and it sure came out great. I had my doubts about using potato with tomato and cayenne, but it was really quite good. I did use 1/2 cup of red wine, and I used strained tomatoes instead of juice. Some sour cream mixed in at the end would probably have brought this dish to a whole new level - I will try it next time... and there will definitely be a next time! I served this on top of a bed of shredded sauteed cabbage which was a nice counterpoint to the heat of the stew. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)
I changed this recipe a little but it turned out fantastic and we seem to eat it every other week right now. I replaced the tomato juice with 2 Tbs tomato paste, used 8 oz sirloin in place of the pound of veal, used 4 potatoes and 2 carrots. The recipe makes 2 servings and we come away totally satisfied and well within our calorie goals.