Carne gasada

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Carne gasada is a savory Mexican stew. It is tradionally served with tortillas and pinto beans. The basic recipe uses beef cubes, tomato sauce, cumin, garlic, salt, pepper and a thickening agent, usually flour or corn starch. Optional ingredients include chopped onions, chili powder, and green or serrano chili peppers.


Carne gasada recipe I

Ingredients

  • 1 round steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 of a 6 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking directions

  • Brown the steak in the shortening.
  • Cover the meat with water and add the tomato sauce. Simmer for 2-3 hours until tender.
  • Add cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Mix flour and water; add this to thicken the stew and cook for an additional fifteen minutes.
  • Serve with flour tortillas and pinto beans.

Carne gasada recipe II

Carne gasada recipe II

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/2 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Cooking directions

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat and brown the beef.
  • Pour off excess fat.
  • Stir in tomato paste, beef broth and water.
  • Season with garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt and serrano peppers.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.