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Chili Salsa Beef

Chili Salsa BeefChunks of stewing beef are braised until fork-tender in a mixture of salsa, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic, then finished off with fresh lime juice and cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas or over hot, cooked rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut in 1 1/4-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup prepared thick to and to chunky salsa
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon reduced to sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cups hot cooked rice for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
  2. Brown beef in batches; pour off drippings. Return beef to pan.
  3. Stir in salsa, sugar, soy sauce and garlic; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until beef is fork to tender.
  5. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  6. Serve over rice, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.