Created by: Chef Keith Snow
Description: This classic beef stew is flavored with the taste of Mexico with chipotle peppers, cloves and cumin.
1 whole onion
1 bunch cilantro
4 pieces cloves
1 tablespoons cumin seeds
1 piece chipotle pepper
3 pounds chuck roast, cut into large chunks or left whole
2 large carrots, peeled and cut in large pieces
1 large onion, cut into large pieces
1 can organic black beans, low sodium
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cups bacon fat or oil
1/4 cups tomato paste
6 cups beef broth
sour cream for garnish
1. In a large pot over medium heat, add 1 onion diced and bacon fat or oil. Cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add cumin, cloves, chipotle pepper, tomato paste. Cook for two minutes. Add beef broth and beef.
3. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low. Cook for 3 hours.
Chef’s Note: Thicken sauce with the addition of a slurry: 5 tbs corn starch mixed with 5 tbs water. When boiled, it will thicken. Serve with rice or potatoes. Carrots are optional.[/private]