spicy beef 2

When I say spicy, I mean spicy. This recipe actually cuts down on the amount of chipotle peppers I used in the version I made last night. I had used two 7 oz. cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the recipe I made and it about blew my socks off. Growing up in Asia, I can handle the spice so I still really enjoyed it, but for most people I think one 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers is plenty. I love the flavor of chipotle peppers but I am not all that familiar with cooking with them, just eating them. So I really wasn’t sure how many peppers or cans to use. Like I said, two cans turned out to be a bit too much.

I got this idea from a recipe I found on the pioneer woman’s blog but really this version is a different recipe entirely. I actually originally wanted to try this recipe out in my slow cooker but I didn’t plan ahead yesterday. This does take 2-3 hours to cook so be sure to factor that in if you’re making this for dinner. It’s delicious served over a baked potato or rice with a dollop of sour cream and a little extra cilantro.

spicy beef 1

Ingredients:
2 pounds cubed beef round
1 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 4 oz. can green chilies
6 cloves minced garlic
1 onion
1.5 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
3 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon masa corn flour
Water
Oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup cilantro (plus extra for serving)

Recipe:
1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.
2. Add the beef cubes to the dutch oven and cook them until brown, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add in the onion and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the garlic cloves, spices, green chilies, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Stir all the ingredients together.
5. Add the 3 cups of beef broth and bring up to a boil.
6. Lower the heat and cover. Let it cook for 2-3 hours until the beef is really tender. Stir occasionally and break up the chipotle peppers throughout the cooking time.
7. In the last half hour of cooking time, in a separate bowl mix together one tablespoon of masa corn flour and 1-2 tablespoons of water. Add the flour water mixture to the beef and stir. Leave uncovered and cook for another half hour.
8. Turn off the heat and mix in 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro.

Spicy, smokey, and delicious!

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3 comments on “Spicy Chipotle Beef”

  1. Global Girl’s Blog, your recipe turned to be worth the time .I and my wife and the neighbors enjoyed it.Thank you so much for liking my post ( Loving my woman ……) Wishing you success.Jalal

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