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Pot with bistec con papas, or Mexican steak and potatoes
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Bistec con Papas (Mexican Setak and Potatoes)

Strips of steak and chopped potatoes simmered in a spicy tomato sauce
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bistec con papas, mexican recipe, steak and potatoes, whole30
Servings: 6 servings


Steak and Potatoes

  • 2 lb thinly cut steak *see notes
  • 2 russet potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided


  • 8 roma tomatoes
  • 2 jalapenos
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt


Steak and Potatoes

  • Place large pan or dutch oven over medium heat and add 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add steak and cook until no longer pink.
  • Add onion, potatoes, and the rest of the oil. Cook until steak starts to brown and potatoes start to soften, about 20 minutes.
  • Add sauce to steak and potatoes and cover pan or dutch oven with lid.
  • Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are softened.


  • Place all ingredients except salt on baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes, flipping everything halfway through.
  • Add everything to blender, including salt, and blend until smooth. Set aside.


* Options for cuts of steak:
  • Top Sirloin
  • Beef Chuck Flat Iron Steak
  • Beef Chuck Petite Tender Steak
  • Skirt Steak
  • Flank Steak