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    Zoo-Tosopy (Paraguayan Ground Beef Stew)

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    50 mins

    5 mins

    45 mins

    Chocolatl's Note:

    Adapted from the Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. You can use plantains instead of green bananas, but don't substitute regular yellow bananas.

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    1. 1
      Place beef in a large pot or Dutch oven.
    2. 2
      Add water and stir until blended.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet.
    5. 5
      Saute onions, tomatoes, and bananas for about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add to beef mixture.
    7. 7
      Add salt, pepper and rice.
    8. 8
      Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 18, 2014


      Made for the Culinary Quest 2014 & the Agents of QUEST - This cuisine is largely a new adventure for me that I have been shy to explore, so I was mostly after something that was an ingredient-friendly easy-fix & full of flavor. After reading the comments of the prior reviewer, I decided to make 1 chg at the start of the prep. I browned the beef prior to adding the water (vs adding it to the raw meat), so the water deglazed the tasty pan drippings. Finding green bananas is never a problem here, so I was good-to-go to finish the recipe. On tasting, I still felt it needed an injection of flavor, but I had a perfect fix. I had just finished making Cilantro Pesto by 3ovens. Adding the pesto seemed to brighten & intensify all the flavors. It was yummy! Thx for sharing this recipe & inspiring me to be more adventurous. :-)

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    • on August 20, 2014


      This is good. A little bland. But tasty enough & very satisfying. Easy & fairly quick, too. I *did* find green bananas. These are NOT unripe 'eating' bananas. They're more like plantains & i wish I'd gotten 1 big plantain for .25 instead of $1.80 for 2 bananas. It may be different in your neighborhood. Made for Culinary Quest 2014/Cruisin' Culinary Queens. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Zoo-Tosopy (Paraguayan Ground Beef Stew)

    Serving Size: 1 (713 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 446.6
    Calories from Fat 218
    Total Fat 24.3 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    Sodium 93.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 12.7 g
    Protein 24.1 g

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