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Beef ranchero

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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
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 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!

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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

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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

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Add the vegetables and spices to the pot and cook for a couple minutes or until the onions become slightly soft and translucent.
This recipe is amazing! Now I'm starving......
Bugsley1 year 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)  Bugsley1 year ago
Hahahah, I am a very accomplished adult. :D
sunshiine1 year ago
This looks awesomely good! I can smell it through the PC! Do you deliver?
wold6301 year ago
That looks so good!
Yum! I'm getting hungry looking at this and I just had a late night snack!
PitStoP1 year ago
Delicioso!
bajablue1 year ago
Wow... just WOW!!!! ;-P~
Looks delicious!!!!!! :-)
Yes!