Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Carne Guisada

This one is going out to all my American friends (and foes). I know Thanksgiving is coming up for you guys sometime soon-ish, so I made these comfort food tacos just for you. No, they're not made of turkey - this is a traditional beef stew with potatoes added in for maximum starch enjoyment. It could easily be made in a slow cooker, but I expedited the process and cooked it in a pot for about 2 hours. You can cook it for longer - your beef will get nice and soft - but I think you get the same great taste with this method. So be thankful for tacos (and your family or whatever)

I got a new phone, so this is my last shitty iPhone photo!

Beef Guisada Recipe

Serves: 15 tacos              Prep Time: 10 min                    Cook Time: 2.5 hours

2 lbs stew beef (pre-cut into cubes)
4 tbs vegetable oil
1 white onion
4 garlic cloves
1 large tomato
1 jalapeno
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 potato
2 cups water
2 tbsp flour

Corn tortillas
Hot Sauce

You Got a Stew Going

In a large pot, heat vegetable oil on medium high. Add beef and brown for 10 minutes. Drain excess meat juice, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Dice garlic and roughly chop onions. Add both to the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Dice jalapeno, roughly chop tomato and potato and add to the pot along with all remaining ingredients (minus flour). Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2+ hours. 10 minutes before finishing, add flour and stir in well to thicken the sauce. 

Serve it Up

Spoon about 3 tablespoons into a warm corn tortilla and top with cilantro. This is a pretty mild stew, so add jalapenos and hot sauce if you want some heat.

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