In a pot, heat oil over medium. Fry the carrots and potatoes until half-cooked. Remove the vegetables and set aside.
Using the same pot, sear the beef until brown in color and set aside. NOTE: Save the marinating sauce for later use .
Turn down the heat and sauté onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Tip in chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft and the juice is released. Add tomato paste and mix well.
Add the beef and simmer for 2 seconds until the beef absorbs the sauce. Then add water, bay leaves, and the marinate sauce, mix well and cover with a lid.
Cook in low-medium heat for 1 hour or until the beef is soft and tender. If the beef still hard, you can add more water.
When the beef is cooked, add the bell pepper, carrots, and potatoes. Simmer until the bell pepper is cooked. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper if needed. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!