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Locro 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Argentinian


Locro is a winter stew dish of corn, beans, potato, pumpkin and beef, considered as one of the national dishes of South American countries that Andes Ranges spans into like Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador


  • 750 g stewing beef, cubed
  • 2 pcs chorizos, sliced
  • 200 g bacon scraps, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup waxy corn kernels
  • 400 g cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk leeks, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil


  1. In a large pot, heat oil then brown beef pieces. Remove from pot then set it aside.
  2. Add oil to the pot if needed then sauté onions, garlic and leeks.
  3. Add chorizos and bacon scraps then cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cumin and paprika, give it a mix then add the beef back. Pour enough hot water to cover the beef, bring it to a boil then simmer for one hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Add the butternut squash, potatoes and corn, continue to simmer for 30 minutes. Add water if necessary. Slightly mash the squash and potatoes to make the soup thick.
  6. Add the cannellini, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then simmer for 15 more minutes.