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Braised potatoes with beef in a pot

Braised Potatoes with Beef

Braised potatoes are a classic Ukrainian dinner. With so much savory flavor, this dish is the epitome of comfort food. The ingredients are so simple, you probably have them onhand.
Course Main Course, Meats, Potato Dishes
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword braised potatoes, potatoes recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 209kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 10 medium potatoes
  • 2 lb beef
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Better Than Bullion (beef or chicken)
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Preheat the iron cast oven with oil. Cut meat into one inch cubes. Brown all sides of the meat.
    Beef in a pot getting browned
  • Dice onions and chop carrots, add them to the beef. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until veggies turn golden brown.
    Pot with beef, carrots and onions
  • Add bay leaves and better than bullion seasoning to the beef.
    Beef with veggies, seasoning and bay leaves
  • In a separate dish, combine tomato paste with warm water, whisk together to dissolve tomato paste. Add to the cooking meat. Turn the heat to medium/low and allow it to simmer for about 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.
    pot on a cook top and sauce next to it
  • Clean potatoes, cut them into small cubes. Add to cooking ingredients. 
    Pot with potatoes and the sauce
  • Let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Using a fork, verify that potatoes are cooked through. Enjoy!
    Braised potatoes with beef in a pot


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1065IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg