Carne Guisada

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More of a Tex-Mex which translates into a simple beef stew. The stew is served with tortillas as you would Chile Colorado or Chile Verde.
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  • Serves 6


    • 2 lbs boneless beef chuck 2 cups beef stock
    • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1 onion peeled and chopped
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder (ancho or New Mexico) or substitute 1/2 ancho and 1/2 chipotle powder
    • 1 teaspoons cumin
    • 2 green chiles, roasted and peeled
    • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
    • Flour or corn tortillas
    • 2 fresh tomatoes


Trim the fat, gristle and connective tissue from the meat.
Fry the trimmings in a large (3-4 quart) stockpot until about 2 tablespoons
(for 6 servings) of fat have been rendered.
Discard the trimmings.
Add oil to the fat in the pan.
Set aside.
Cut the meat into 1 1/2" cubes.
Set aside.
Mince the garlic, onion and chiles together.
Peel and pulp the tomatoes. Add to the onion mixture.

Heat the fat in the stockpot.

Sear the meat over high heat until browned on all sides.
Reduce heat. Add the tomato and onion mixture. Add all the remaining ingredients except the tortillas.

Simmer until the meat is tender and the liquid becomes a rich sauce (abou 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Adjust seasonings.

Serve with tortillas.
Note: The meat filling can be spooned onto the tortillas.
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