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Green Salsa Beef, Anyone?

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By Raquel Teixeira
Posted Jan 20, 2012 in Food
So, I have to admit that I have never had green salsa before. I know, right? Claiming to love Mexican when really I'm a phony!! Or I just like what I have tried so far and maybe people can cut me some slack. Sheesh.
So, I stumbled upon this recipe that calls for simmering beef in green salsa...and it was just weird enough for me to be like...that's the one for me. I changed the original a bit...10 points and a gold star if you can guess what I added more of.....
GARLIC!! If you did not guess that, then you must be new. I also added more salsa because I wanted the beef to be mostly submerged...however, please note I was left with extra sauce in the end, but I don't mind since it tasted delicious. Warning...this looks a little bit like baby poop at the beginning...I had some serious reservations on how this was going to turn out...the bf looked at it and asked if he could go to popeye's instead...I said no! If I have to eat it, then you have to also! Needless to say, we were both a bit scared...BUT after an hour or 2 of simmering it actually started to resemble food...and it was very very delicious...and quite spicy, so spicy food lovers, come out, come out wherever you are - this one is for you.
Here you go!
I've changed the name because I feel the green salsa needs a little recognition.
Green Salsa Beef!
Ingredients - serves 4-5
2 pound cubed beef stew meat
1 yellow onion, diced
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (or leave the seeds in if that tickles your fancy)
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste ( I left this out, but I listed it here for you, because I care about you cilantro lovers)
2 teaspoon dried oregano (or Italian seasoning will suffice)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 (16 ounce) can green salsa (make your own or use your fav)
Optional: sour cream for topping or to creamify your sauce (don't tell me creamify is not a word...you can "ify" any word you want)
Before we get to the directions: here's my friend, green salsa:
Green salsa
Green salsa
Directions
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion & garlic, and cook for a few minutes, then stir in the beef. Cook, stirring frequently until meat is evenly browned.
Cooking up some beef.
Cooking up some beef.
While the meat is cooking, stir together the lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and green onion.
Attack of the green!
Attack of the green!
When the meat is browned, stir in the lime mixture and seasoning.
Green and brown are my favourite colour coordination. I just thought you should know that.
Green and brown are my favourite colour coordination. I just thought you should know that.
Pour in the salsa,
Admit it...this looks kinda gross.
Admit it...this looks kinda gross.
cover and turn heat to low and cook for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add a couple tbsp of sour cream if your merry heart desires.
Now that looks like some flavourful beefy sauce.
Now that looks like some flavourful beefy sauce.
Serve in tortillas, or over rice, beans and corn like I did! And enjoy this spicy delight. :)
yum yum yum
(the sour cream was falling over during this shot. Erg)
yum yum yum (the sour cream was falling over during this shot. Erg)

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