A super-good entrée

Plus a TAILGATING suggestion follows the entrée recipe.

Mexican beef stew for flour tortillas.  This recipe is not hot to the taste.  Add additional peppers, if you like it hot, or serve hot peppers on the side for individual use.

1 ½ lbs. beef sirloin, chuck, or bottom round, cut into bite-size cubes

1 ½ tsp. salt, divided

2 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 large onion, diced

2 large fresh tomatoes, diced

2 T. plain flour

1 cup water

1 jalapeno pepper; seeds discarded, then finely chopped

2 T. ground cumin

8 flour tortillas







In a Dutch oven on medium-high heat, brown the steak cubes in the oil; then salt with ½ tsp. of the salt.  Lower heat to medium, then add the onions &

cook until onions are translucent, but not browned.

Add the tomatoes & stir. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture & stir to blend.  Slowly add the water, while stirring, to blend all ingredients.

Return pot to medium-high heat & add the jalapeno, cumin, and remaining 1-tsp. of the salt; stir to blend.  When all ingredients are hot & near a boil,

cover the pot & lower the heat to simmer.

Cook for about 1 hour; stirring occasionally.  The meat should be very tender & the sauce slightly thicker. Meat should be tender enough to be able to be

shredded with a fork.  It can be served either in cubes or shredded; your choice.  Serve in bowls with hot, rolled flour tortillas on the side for “sopping”

or put into hot tortillas & fold on 3 sides. The Carne Guisada is too liquid to roll in a tortilla.  Serves: 4.

I have not cooked this recipe for tailgating yet, so you will have to be the leader here.  Try a sirloin tip or rump roast cut into large chunks.  Depending

on the poundage of the roast, adjust the other ingredients accordingly.  Cook long enough to be able to shred the roast with forks.  Make the tailgating

recipe at home.  Slowly heat the Carne Guisada at the game or take it hot in an insulated container.  Serve it in bowls with hot rolled tortillas to use for

“sopping”.  This is something different to take tailgating rather than that same old menu.

Joe’s answer to me when I say that I want to try something different is “Leprosy is different!”  The guy’s got quite a wit.  Do those who have the

pleasure of knowing him agree?


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