Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Authentic Mexican...

This is a very good meal! If you are only a Tex-Mex lover (Tara!!!), then don't waste your time. If you don't know if you like Authentic Mexican... give it a try - it's sooo worth it!!! I really love the potatoes in this dish - it really makes it!!!

Carne Guisada

1 pound sirloin steak, diced 1/4"
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon bacon grease
1 medium onion, diced
1 large potato, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cans (4.5 oz. each) of chopped green chilies
1 1/2 cups water, reserved from potatoes
1/2 cup cream

Pour oil into a very hot pan. Heat oil for a moment and add beef. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and cumin. Cook until beef is deep brown on the edges, then set aside. Put your diced potatoes in a big pyrex measuring cup. Add water to cover, and salt if you like. Microwave for 5 minutes, set aside. In the same skillet that you cooked your beef in - add butter and bacon grease. Add your onion and garlic. Use a slotted spoon to remove potato from cooking water. Add potato into the skillet with the onion and garlic. season to taste with salt, garlic powder and pepper. cook until potatoes are browned. Add reserved water, cream, and chopped green chilies. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until gravy is reduced, about a half hour.

Serve on fresh hot tortillas, with pinto beans and my Aunt Billie's Mexican Vermicelli on the side!!!


7 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

This looks fantastic.. love the flavors. Your picture is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

I love Mexican (authentic or not). This looks amazing.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Ummm, YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY! Me must try. I live in Scottsdale, AZ where we too know good Mexican food, BRAVO! Looks great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

WOW!! This sounds and looks amazing! Completely packed full of flavor.

Rachel said...

My husband grew up eating authentic Mexican food that his Mom made--he'll be so excited to try this, as I've never quite attempted to make anything other than more "Americanized" versions of Mexican food!

I've really enjoyed looking at your blog...you have some wonderful looking recipes! ~Rachel

Kathy said...

Thanks for the comments guys, you all are so sweet!!! You'll have to let me know if any of you give it a try.

Amy said...

I love all Mexican food. Looks delish!!