Beef Tortillas (Slow-cooked)

November 9, 2012 — 4 Comments

It could have been procrastination brought on by a looming theory essay, but a slow-cooked meal increased in appeal this week

Of course you don’t need to take the time to make this meal, you can use a sirloin or fillet cut, which take no cooking at all, but in my humble opinion, you should always slow cook!

Plus, if you’re Australian the cricket has started so there’s plenty of time to occupy yourself while you make it – a pure bonus if ever there was

I confess this recipe may cross some unwritten line regarding Latin food, I haven’t been to that part of the world yet, (although I will be in LA in a fortnight if that counts), so feel free to castigate if it’s warranted


500g blade steak/gravy beef/chuck

2x tbs tomato paste

1x can diced tomatoes (400g)

1x large brown onion

4x cloves garlic

1x green capsicum

2x tsp chilli powder

1x tsp sweet paprika

1x tsp cumin

1x tbs fresh coriander

150g kidney beans

1 and a half cups beef stock

Sour cream

Tasty cheese


Rocket/Iceberg lettuce/Cos lettuce

6x tortillas

Olive oil and butter


Cut beef into strips, season, and brown off in some oil and butter in batches

Deglaze the pan and dislodge all of the meat goodness on the bottom of the pan, add to the beef, cover and set aside

Combine chilli, cumin, tomato paste, paprika with the stock

Saute the onions and garlic

Add in liquid and beef

Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer

Cook for about three hours and reduce liquid to a third or less (if it looks like you actually have reduced too far just add some water to your tomato can, catching any residual, and stir through

While you’re doing that pre-heat a tray in a 200 degree (390F) oven

Lightly coat the capsicum with some olive oil and cook for about 20mins (turn it a couple of times to ensure all sides are blackened)

Place in a bowl and cover with cling wrap for about 20 mins

Remove the skin and seeds, finely dice and add

With about half an hour to go add your washed kidney beans

Just before serving stir through finely chopped coriander and season to taste

I usually have this with some sour cream, tomato, peppery rocket, and grated cheese

Time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Makes: 6


4 responses to Beef Tortillas (Slow-cooked)

    Life is Short. Eat Hard! November 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This looks so delicious!


    Oooooh, looks fantastic!

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