Mexican-style Beef Recipe (carne mexicana)

This is a basic recipe for beef, prepared in a typical mexican way. The ancho chile used in this recipe will give this meal a smokey and nutty flavour; for a hotter sauce I would also add serrano chiles to this dish.

Recipe for Mexican-style beef (carne mexicana):


* 2 pound beef or your favorite type of red meat (veal, lamb, etc...),
* 1 tomato,
* 1 chili ancho,
* 1 tablespoon vinegar,
* half an onion,
* 2 cloves of garlic,
* 1/2 cup peanuts without shell,
* 1 slice of white bread,
* hierbas de olor, (see here what that spice is)
* Canola Oil, which we will use to fry our ingredients
* Salt and pepper.
You will need a food processor or blender to make this recipe.


Method: Grill the chili, soak it in warm water for 20 minutes, keep the water and then discard the seeds and veins; chop it down to small bits.

Pour some oil in your favorite frying pan. Fry the slice of bread. Sear the meat cubes in oil, but don't overdo it;
as they become nice and golden-brown add enough water to cover it (add the water we had used to soak the chili in).
Put in the onion, hierbas de olor, the garlic, the salt and the pepper. Boil until the meat is cooked.
Reserve the meat for later, and save the broth (water) that was used to boil the meat.

Liquefy the fried bread with the peanuts, the tomato and the chili in a food processor. Fry this mixture in oil until it sizzles.
Add salt, pepper and vinegar and 3 cups of the broth you got from cooking the meat. Add the meat. Cook 5 more minutes, covered.

Accompany this meal with some nice mexican-style rice and some corn tortillas. Serve while it's hot!

Buen provecho!

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