Carbonada – Chilean Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Thank you Cheri from Laarsen Associates,, major importers of Pomaireware from Pomaire, Chile for offered Creative Clay Cooking  this recipe.

“This is a meal in a meal.  When the kids were small and we went skiing, there was nothing better than to come home to a carbonada with all the goodness of protein and veggies.  I would make it the night before and just reheat with a slice of good crusty bread to soak up all the juice. Also, it is an easy meal when a large group of friends or  relatives are going to stop by.  As my mother always said, you can always throw another cup of water into it! ” Cheri
Carbonada-Chilean Vegetable Beef Soup


Olive oil to sauté

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 ¾ lbs. chuck roast, finely diced in 1” cubes

1 large carrot, diced in 1” cubes

½ onion, diced in 1” cubes

2 cloves garlic, minced

Pinch oregano


2 quarts boiling water

3 large potatoes, peeled and diced in 1” cubes

½ lb. green beans, sliced lengthwise

1 cup fresh green peas

3 heaping tbls non-parboiled rice

2 cloves garlic, minced

Pinch oregano


Heat the oil in a large pot. Season the meat with the salt and pepper. Saute until brown.

Drain the liquid.   Add the onion, garlic, oregano, paprika and continue sautéing.  Add the boiling water and simmer for 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.  Then add the potatoes, green beans, fresh peas and rice.  Continue cooking another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. 

This is the pot I am going to try making this soup in the next couple of days. SirenaNathalie.  Thanks again Cheri for the recipe.