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For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Since it is winter and the weather is cooling down in Buenos Aires, it is a perfect time to start cooking those recipes that are hot and heavy to keep you warm during those cold winter months. Below is a great recipe that will warm you up, is easy to prepare, and places you in the beautiful North of Argentina.

Argentine Stew

3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, halved
2 Onions, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp freshly chopped Parsley
225g/8oz Long Grain Rice
2 Green sweet peppers, chopped
405g/1lb Stewing Steak, cubed
2 Sweet corn, cut into 2.5cm slices
225g/8oz Potatoes, peeled and cubed
600ml/20fl.oz Fresh Beef Stock

·    Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic and onion until softened.
·    Add the stewing steak and sauté until brown on all sides.
·    Add in the rest of the ingredients, mix, bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for at least one hour.

This delicious recipe serves about 4 people and is a perfect meal for lunch or dinner, and to share with friends and family!