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Authentic Red Chile Beef

My mother-in-law tells stories about visiting El Grande Market in Tucson, Arizona as a young mother in the 1970's. She would take her son (my husband) along to pick out hot chiles and learn how to cook and prepare authentic Mexican food. My mother-in law is very fair skinned with strawberry-blonde hair and my husband is a towhead, so they stood out from the normal customer at the market! The market employees were very welcoming and were happy to teach a young white mother. They thought it was so great that she wanted to learn proper Mexican cooking. My mother-in-law learned how to make many amazing dishes from the women at El Grande Market which included this Red Chile Beef. She ultimately taught my husband how to make it and in turn I also learned. It's amazing!!

Step 1: Ingredients for Authentic Red Chile Beef

The most important part of red chile beef is of course the chiles! Three different dried chiles are used in this recipe: roasted jalapeños, California red chiles, and chile arbols. You can most likely find these chiles at your local Hispanic grocery market.

Authentic Red Chile Beef
2 lb beef roast (preferably arm or round, well marbled)
2 whole roasted, dried jalapeños
3 whole dried California red chiles
20-30 whole dried chile arbols
1 cup beef stock
1 whole white onion, quartered
6 large cloves garlic
4 medium fresh tomatoes (quartered) or one 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of one lime

Gather all ingredients...

yum yum! now i feel starving......cheers
<p>This looks INCREDIBLE. I need to make this sometime..thank you for sharing it. I am in love with avacados...so that photo is making me hungry!</p>
<p>Oh my! This looks amazing! I used to live in Texas and now I miss the food so much. I'll need to try this sometime! </p>
<p>GReat work..</p>
<p>Thank you SO much for posting this. I, too have a little familial experience, but most is lost. I will try this very soon, and hope to find more autentico offerings from you when you can!</p><p>~ Cynthia</p>
<p>Let me know how you like it if you decide to make it and post a picture too!!</p>
<p>My grandma used to make this for us as kids in Mexico. Also what set of knives is that?</p>
<p>Miyabi knives!</p>
<p>That looks soooooooo delicious. I'm trying to do more slow-cooking dishes to give me extra time to embroider in the evenings, so this is going on the menu for next week! :D</p>
<p>Let me know how it turns out! You're gonna love it!!</p>

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