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Carne De Res Con Nopalitos
3 lb Beef; cut in 2inch, (5cm) cubes
4 tb Olive oil or lard
1 lg Onion; finely chopped
2 Cloves garlic; finely chopped, up to 4
1 cn Or bottle nopalitos
1 cn (10 oz) tomatillos
3 Fresh serrano chiles; chopped, or 6 canned
4 tb Tomato puree; (paste)
1 c Beef stock; (boullion)
1 Handful fresh coriander; (cilantro), chopped
Salt & pepper
Fry the beef in the lard or oil, a few cubes at a time, until well browned. Transfer to a flame proof casserole (or Dutch oven). In the same fat, fry the onion & garlic until golden. Add to the beef.
Drain the Nopalitos, & rinse thoroughly. Add to the beef, onions & garlic with the other ingredients (don't drain the tomatillos). Bring to the boil & simmer gently until the beef is very tender - 2 & 1/2 to 3 hours.