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
Step 1: 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
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!
(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
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
Step 5: Add Meat and Liquids and Cook
If using a pressure cooker, cook at high pressure for 15 minutes and naturally release the pressure.
If doing it on the stovetop, cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour or until the meat is nice and soft.
Step 6: Serve!
Make sure to drain the meat well if doing tacos - it makes lots of sauce!