Cuban Gulyás


Cuban Gulyás

Tropical Beef Stew: Cuban Gulyás

In the vibrant Cuban cuisine, we have adapted the traditional Hungarian Gulyás to create a flavorful and hearty dish known as Cuban Gulyás. This stew combines the rich flavors of tender beef, aromatic spices, and tropical ingredients, giving it a unique Cuban twist. Get ready to indulge in a taste of Cuba with this delicious and comforting dish.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

2 hours

2 hours and 20 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-fat


While the original Hungarian Gulyás is known for its paprika-infused broth and hearty ingredients like potatoes and carrots, Cuban Gulyás incorporates the vibrant flavors of Cuban cuisine. We add tropical ingredients such as plantains, bell peppers, and cilantro to give the dish a distinct Cuban flair. Additionally, we use a combination of spices commonly found in Cuban cooking, such as cumin and oregano, to enhance the flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Gulyás, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 25g, 10g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In the same pot, add the diced onion, minced garlic, and diced bell peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.
    Add the sliced plantains, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ground cumin, dried oregano, and paprika to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  4. 4.
    Return the browned beef stew meat to the pot and pour in the beef broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. 5.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  6. 6.
    Serve the Cuban Gulyás hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Plantains — Make sure the plantains are ripe but still firm for the best texture in the stew.
  • Beef stew meat — Choose a tender cut of beef suitable for slow cooking, such as chuck or round.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a splash of lime juice to the stew before serving.
  • If you prefer a thicker stew, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little water and stir it into the pot during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Serve the Cuban Gulyás with a side of white rice or crusty Cuban bread to soak up the delicious broth.

Serving advice

Serve the Cuban Gulyás in deep bowls, allowing the flavors to meld together. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a pop of color and added freshness.

Presentation advice

To make the presentation more appealing, arrange a few slices of plantain on top of the stew and sprinkle some paprika for a touch of color. Serve with a side of white rice and garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro.