Beef ranchero

Picture of beef ranchero
Beef ranchero is a delicious one pot meal that can be eaten in all sorts of ways - you can have it as tacos, quesadillas, as a soup, or over rice. I recently went a week and a half without gas in my apartment, so I needed yummy things I could make in an electric pressure cooker. Beef ranchero fit the bill perfectly!

This beef ranchero recipe is really easy and can be cooked on the stovetop as well - so you should definitely give it a try. :D
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Ingredients:

Picture of ingredients:
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds tri tip sirloin, or other tip sirloin - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • a shot of tequila
  • 1 14 oz can tomato sauce OR diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • good pinch of oregano
  • salt and pepper for seasoning the beef
  • canola or olive oil
This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. Make sure that whatever beef you use has nice marbling - not too fatty though! You can also add jalapenos if you like. :)

Not into tequila? Add a tablespoon of vinegar. The tequila helps give it a nice tang, though - vinegar gets close but not close enough for me. :D

Step 2: Prep the veg and meat!

Picture of prep the veg and meat!
Dice the onion and pepper and mince the garlic. Cut the beef into one inch cubes. :)

(if you're having a hard time with the meat, pop it into the freezer for 10 minutes or so to firm it up!)

Step 3: Season and brown the beef

Picture of season and brown the beef
Add LOTS of salt and pepper to the beef and mix with your hands. A couple big pinches at least.

Warm up some oil in a pan and brown - I gave up with browning because it wasn't working so well in my pressure cooker. :P

Once browned, transfer to a plate to rest.

Step 4: Saute the veg and spices

Picture of saute the veg and spices
Add the vegetables and spices to the pot and cook for a couple minutes or until the onions become slightly soft and translucent.
gronan17 months ago

Look's good enough to eat! As A life long bachelor I have been forced to learn how to cook as it's A 5 mile round trip to the gas station for Slim Jims and beef jerky!

I like easy , one pot meal's that I can, if necessary, eat out of the pot!

I have several pressure cooker's that I have collected through the year's ( one of the hazards of buying junk boxes at auction's) and I have found that stainless steel just won't brown meat. Aluminum is better but I cook in cast iron dutch ovens or chicken fryers if I have A choice and as I don't care about time any longer since I retired ( I like to say I have nothing to do and all day to do it!) cast iron work's for me.

I will try your recipe as soon as I can and thanks much!

This recipe is amazing! Now I'm starving......
Bugsley2 years ago
" I recently went a week and a half without gas" Amazing!! LOL
I would recomend this recipe to anyone with that condition.
Tequila an excellent addition to many dishes, or on the side.
I may give this one a try, Thanks.
jessyratfink (author)  Bugsley2 years ago
Hahahah, I am a very accomplished adult. :D
sunshiine2 years ago
This looks awesomely good! I can smell it through the PC! Do you deliver?
wold6302 years ago
That looks so good!
Yum! I'm getting hungry looking at this and I just had a late night snack!
PitStoP2 years ago
bajablue2 years ago
Wow... just WOW!!!! ;-P~
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Looks delicious!!!!!! :-)