Peruvian Beef Stew with #OreIdaFries


Let’s pretend that’s the technical recipe name because to be honest, I’m not really sure. My step-mom is Peruvian and makes some of the best meals I’ve ever had. Like me, she doesn’t use a recipe in the kitchen but has an arsenal of amazing family recipes she knows like the back of her hand and our family meals at their house are always filled with the freshest ingredients and most of all – the love of cooking for others.

Yesterday I took my kids to Sams Club with me to grab some of the needed items for dinner last night (you can see more about our shopping trip here).


Specifically I needed Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz. I love my fries and the first time I my step mom made this beef stew and then added fries to it I was like “WAIT! What are you doing???” but then I ate it and everything made sense in my world again.

We hit SAMS right at Sample time and got lucky with the Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz coupled with Tilapia as a sample. So so good. My daughter gave it a whirl and loved it, too.

My creation

The rest of my day was running back and forth to Grand Rapids because we were down to one car again, all the while my son spikes a 102 fever and somehow I managed to make dinner before midnight.

I don’t have photos of the process because of the above however;

You’ll need:

1 pound stew beef or chunked beef
Onion or 3 green onions, chopped
1/2 C. grape tomatoes, halved
4 TBS butter
Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz

Simply heat the butter in a skillet ad brown the stew beef – add the chopped onions and simmer together. Sprinkle with salt/pepper to taste. When Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz are cooked (to package directions) toss some (I added about 3/4 C) to the beef and lastly add your tomato halves – stir to combine and heat through. Toss with some Balsamic Vinegar or top with Heinz Ketchup and serve!


This project has been compensated as part of a #OreIdaFries shopping mission for Heinz with #CollectiveBias. All thoughts and opinions are my own. For my full disclosure go here.