Recipes that use beef as the main ingredient
Chile con carne, or chilli with meat, is one of the most popular Mexican or Tex-Mex recipes. It is basically a spicy meat stew with lots of spices. This recipe uses Chipotle chiles, a dried, smoked Jalapeno type of chile and has a great smokey flavor. The chilli takes quite some time to cook, since the meat that is being used is not tender enough - a long cooking process is therefore required to tenderize the meat. Chilli refrigerates well for 1 or 2 weeks and can be frozen for one or two months. Refrigerating chili for at least 24 hours actually improves its taste and the extra time allows for the flavors to enhance.
Tags: beef, Chipotle chilli, garlic, cayenne pepper, onion
Thin slices of beef sirloin cooked in a mushroom, onion, tarragon and creme fraiche sauce, served over fettucine, potatoes or rice. A simple, fast and delicious beef recipe that can be ready in 20 minutes.
Tags: sirloin steak, mushrooms, butter, tarragon, sour cream
Tex-Mex style beef stew with a variety of herbs, spices and of course chiles. The beef is cooked in a variety of spices, chiles and beer.
Tags: beef, onion, Jalapeno chiles, Serano chiles, oregano
A traditional Italian dish, lasagna bolognaise is a dish that is made of layers of pasta, bolognaise and white sauce (bechamel). The dish is topped with grated Parmezan cheese and then cooked in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. The lasagna can be prepared a day ahead, stored in the refrigerator and baked just before serving.
Tags: ground beef, onion, garlic, lasagna, tomato
Delicious beef and bean burritos, easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes. All you need to do is cook the beef and serve it on a flour tortilla together with enchilada souce, sour cream, lettuce, onion and tomatoes. Make sure you have some enchilada souce and refried beans ready.
Tags: ground beef, chili powder, refried beans, cheddar cheese, enchilada sauce
The traditional beef steak fajitas recipe, using skirt steak. Skirt steak is quite a tough meat to eat, so to tenderize it, it is marinaded in tequila, oil, lime juice and spices for several hours (you can marinate the steak overnight for best results). The steak is cooked over coals and served with lightly fried bell peppers and onions.
Tags: skirt steak, tequila, lime juice, chili, bell peppers
Another beef steak fajitas recipe using rump steak (or similar) instead of skirt steak. Whereas the traditional beef steak fajitas recipe requires that the steak is cooked over coals, in this recipe, the steak is fried in a skillet or frying pan. The beef steak is first marinated for several hours with oil and spices and then cooked for a few minutes.
Tags: beef rump steak, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, bell peppers
Chimichangas with beef, chile and onion, topped with a red chili sauce and cheese, baked and then served topped with a sour cream mixture, tomatoes and shredded lettuce. Serve with refried beans, fried rice or other Mexican condments.
Tags: beef, garlic, green bell pepper, flour tortillas, guacamole
Chimichangas is another Mexican favorite. Flour tortillas are filled with a beef mixture and sauce, rolled up and deep fried in vegetable oil. They are served together with jalapeno peppers, lettuce, grated cheese, together with condiments such as pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, etc. There are a lot of different types of chimichangas, depending on the filling, such as chicken chimichangas, beef chimichangas, etc. This recipe uses a combination of beef and chorizo sausage, a Mexican type of sausage that is quite hot and spicy.
Tags: chorizo sausage, ground beef, cumin, paprica, chili powder
Chimichangas is one of the favourite Mexican dishes that is tasty and very easy to make. A tortilla is filled with shredded or ground beef, chicken or pork together with other ingredients such as avocado, onion, tomato sauce, etc, depending on the recipe. The tortilla is folded like an envelope and then deep fried in vegetable oil, until crispy and golden brown on the outside. Chimichangas are served with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole and other condiments.
Tags: beef shoulder, flour tortillas, avocados, chipotle chiles, sour cream
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