Carne Asada Con Chile Verde
How to make Carne Asada Con Chile Verde
3 pounds beef butt, cubed (with fat)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups Salsa Verde, recipe follows
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 small cans green chiles, minced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
12 tomatillos, husks removed
4 cloves garlic
2 jalapenos, stemmed
1 serrano pepper, stemmed
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
In a large skillet, add the beef butt, salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, oregano and garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Add the Salsa Verde, cilantro, cumin, green chiles and onions and cook for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
In a saucepan, boil the tomatillos, garlic, jalapenos, serrano and half of the onions in 2 cups water until the mixture floats to the top of the saucepan, about 30 minutes. Strain out the pulp and reserve the liquid.
In a food processor, blend the pulp with the remaining onions, the cilantro, salt and 3/4 cup of the reserved liquid.
YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 375 | TOTAL FAT: 20g | SATURATED FAT: 7g | TRANS FAT: 0g | CHOLESTEROL: 100mg | SODIUM: 1100mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 17g | FIBER: 3g | SUGAR: 6g | PROTEIN: 31g
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take to cook Carne Asada Con Chile Verde?
The total cooking time for this recipe is approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours, including 30 minutes of high cooking in a slow cooker.
Can I use a different cut of beef instead of beef butt?
Yes, you can use a different cut of beef if desired.
However, the texture and flavor may vary. It’s recommended to choose a cut that is suitable for slow cooking or braising.
What is Salsa Verde, and can I use store-bought salsa instead?
Salsa Verde is a green sauce made with tomatillos, onions, peppers, and cilantro. While the recipe provides instructions for making homemade Salsa Verde, you can also use store-bought salsa if you prefer. Just ensure it’s a green salsa variety.
Can I prepare the Salsa Verde ahead of time?
Absolutely! The Salsa Verde can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
This allows you to save time when making the Carne Asada Con Chile Verde by having the salsa ready to use.
Can I cook Carne Asada Con Chile Verde without a slow cooker?
Yes, if you don’t have a slow cooker, you can adapt the recipe. After cooking the beef and other ingredients in the skillet, you can transfer them to a large pot or Dutch oven.
Cover the pot and simmer on low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Can I adjust the spice level of Carne Asada Con Chile Verde?
Yes, you can adjust the spice level according to your preference. If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of jalapenos, serrano pepper, or any other spicy ingredients.
Similarly, if you enjoy a spicier dish, you can add more of these ingredients or even include additional hot peppers.
What are some serving suggestions or ways to enjoy Carne Asada Con Chile Verde?
Carne Asada Con Chile Verde is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in various ways. You can serve it as a main course alongside rice and beans, or use it as a filling for tacos, burritos, or quesadillas.
Additionally, you can garnish it with additional fresh cilantro, diced onions, and a squeeze of lime for added flavor.