This is an flavorful but simple braised meal that is a comfort food but also cooks in about 30-45 minutes. I really enjoy that most of it comes from our garden. That makes everything taste more fresh.
Serve this with white or cilantro lime rice and fresh tortillas.
I am not a fan of raisins in this dish.
4-5 roma or small tomatoes
1/2 white onion
jalapeno – not seeded. I used 5 small ones
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon guajillo chili powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5 pounds 93% ground beef
1/2 diced white onion
salt to taste
2 small russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
For the sauce, place all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
Next, sauté the beef on medium heat. When fully browned, add the oil and onion. Cook 3-4 minutes. Add the potato and carrot. Stirring often, cook another 5 minutes.
Pour the sauce over the beef mixture. Stir. Reduce heat to low. Cover with a lid and cook 10 minutes. Remove the lid. Add 1/2 cup more water if needed and stir. Cook another 10 minutes. Serve with rice and tortillas.