Cook and stir bacon in Dutch oven or a large heavy saucepan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from pan.
Add dressing to drippings in pan; heat on medium heat. Coat meat with flour; add to pan. Cook on medium heat until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Add broth, tomatoes and water; bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
Simmer on medium-low heat 45 min. Add yuca and carrots; cover. Cook 45 min. or until meat and yuca are tender. Stir in cilantro and cooked bacon just before serving.
How to Peel Yuca
The thick skin of yuca should be peeled and the fibrous core that runs down the center should be removed before using.
Boost up the spice level by adding 1/2 tsp. each crushed red pepper and black pepper with the yuca.
Lamb makes a great substitute for the beef. Use trimmed lamb shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes.
Yuca is a root that ranges from 6 to 12 inches in length and 2 to 3 inches in diameter. This crunchy tuber has a tough brown skin and a crisp, white flesh. Originally, yuca is a native to South America and there are only 2 main categories: bitter & sweet. Yuca is used as a thickener in the making of tapioca and other dishes.
Simply prepare using thawed, frozen yuca for the fresh yuca.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.