Bifes a la Criolla —thinly-sliced steaks stewed with onions, peppers, and potatoes— is a classic Argentine meal, one of those honest, unfussy, flavorful dishes that best characterizes Argentine cuisine.
This isn’t the sort of meal you’ll generally tuck into in a restaurant. Instead, Bifes a la Criolla lies within the domain of the home cook, a typical dish that can be prepared quickly and easily scaled up to feed a crowd. And if you didn’t start with a crowd to feed, one will have assembled after getting a whiff of what’s cooking in your kitchen!
Some Argentines include potatoes in their version of Bifes a la Criolla; others leave them out or cook them separately (e.g., mashed potatoes). I like the addition of potatoes because it makes this more of a complete dish. Add a simple salad and some crusty bread to sop up the juices, and you’re all set. If you want to m