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Mexican Inspired Braised Beef Steak

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Ingredients

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2 teaspoons New Mexico or California Chile powder
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Coriander
2 tablespoons minced Garlic
1 teaspoon freshly Ground black pepper
2 Bay leaves
Salt
freshly Ground black pepper
1 Boneless chuck steak 1-inch-thick = 1/2 pounds
7 Bone chuck steaks or one round-bone steak
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced Onion
1 cup of Tequila
1/2 cup fresh Orange juice
1/4 cup fresh Lime juice
14.5 ounce diced Tomato drained
3 chopped Chipotle Chile peppers
1 cup Homemade beef stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth
Fresh chopped Cilantro For The Garnish:
slices Orange
Finely chopped Red onion

Mexican Inspired Braised Beef Steak

Cuisine:

    So tender 

    • 140 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Medium

    Ingredients

    Directions

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    This recipe is very much Mexican influenced with a distinctive tropical flavor thanks to the abundant use of fresh lime and orange juices as well as tequila.

    The versatile seasonings used to prepare the rub also make the meat ideal for making a roast on the oven or even in the slow cooker. This Mexican inspire steak is perfect for serving with Mexican flavored rice or chopped in burritos and crispy tortillas.


    Featured image:
    Braising Steak
    by The steelyglint @ flickr

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Preheat the oven to 325°F.

    2
    Done

    To make the rub, use a small bowl to mix all the ingredients.

    3
    Done

    Add any leftover rub on hand to the braising liquid.

    4
    Done

    Heat the oil in the oven over medium to high heat.

    5
    Done

    Sear the steaks (about 5 minutes per side) until all the sides get nice and brown.

    6
    Done

    Transfer the steaks to a platter.

    7
    Done

    Pour around 2 tablespoons of fat from the pot and add the sliced onions.

    8
    Done

    Cover the mix then let cook, for about 10 minutes, until the onions just begin to color and get soft.

    9
    Done

    Add in the garlic, stir lightly and cook for an additional 1 minute.

    10
    Done

    Stir after pouring in the tequila.

    11
    Done

    Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, and then reduce the tequila by about ½.

    12
    Done

    Mix in the chipotle Chile peppers, orange juice, lime juice, stock (or chicken broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, along with leftover spice rub and bring to a boil.

    13
    Done

    Now, add the steaks and reduce the heat to a simmer.

    14
    Done

    Cover everything then transfer to the oven.

    15
    Done

    Braise the steaks for about 2 hours until the meat gets tender. Make sure to turn every 45 minutes.

    16
    Done

    Switch the pot to the stovetop then remove the steaks.

    17
    Done

    Remove the bay leaf and degrease the liquid.

    18
    Done

    Boil the leftover mix until syrupy for around 10 minutes.

    19
    Done

    Season it with salt, pepper, and lime juice as desired.

    20
    Done
    21
    Done

    21. When done, slice the steaks thick, garnish then serve.

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