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Carne Aravada

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a chile and meat recipe which can be used for chili and beans or eaten with French fried potatoes."
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2 h 45 m servings 673
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a saucepan, combine water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and beef cubes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine the chile powder, minced garlic, and oregano in a small bowl. Add enough of the beef cooking water to make a paste. After 30 minutes, stir the spice paste into the beef mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook flour, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Take 1 cup of the spiced cooking water and whisk it into the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the cumin, chopped parsley, and salt.
  4. Transfer the thickened sauce mixture into the saucepan with the beef. Simmer until tender, about 1 1/2 hours.


  • Note:
  • Use any red chile powder: Anaheim, New Mexico, Guajillo.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 673 calories; 51.9 8.2 43 152 599 Full nutrition

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Wow! This was spicy! 4 Tbsp red pepper flakes was WAY too much. I used only 2 Tbsp and we were sweating and our lips were burning. Despite the bite, it had a great flavor! We'll cook this o...

This makes an outstanding sauce and the flavor is outrageous. This is defiantly a new favorite.

will definitely make this again. Quite tasty.

This recipe is awesome! Will definitely make again.