Braised Beef with Ancho Chiles

Yield: 3 lb 12 oz (1.7 kg) Portions: 10 U.S. Metric

6 lb as needed 1 lb

Portion size: 6 oz (170 g) meat, 2 floz (60 mL) jus

2.75 kg Beef chuck, well trimmed, in large pieces as needed Vegetable oil

1. In a braising pan, brown the beef well in vegetable oil. Brown just a little of the meat at a time if necessary to prevent overcrowding the pan. Remove the meat from the pan.

2. Using additional oil as needed, brown the onions over moderate heat until they are well browned but not scorched.

4 oz 120 g Slab bacon, in 1 piece

4 4 Whole dried ancho chiles, stems and seeds removed (see note)

1 oz 30 g Garlic, coarsely chopped 1/4 tsp 1 mL Ground cumin tsp 1 mL Dried thyme

3/4 tsp 3 mL Dried oregano

2 oz 60 g Tomato paste

3 pt 1.5 L White stock 1 tbsp 15 mL Salt

1 tsp 5 mL Pepper

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3. Return the beef to the pot and add the remaining ingredients.

4. Bring to a boil, cover, and place in an oven at 325°F (165°C). Braise for about 2 hours, until the meat is very tender.

5. Remove the meat from the braising liquid and keep warm. Discard the bacon.

6. Degrease the cooking liquid.

7. Remove the chiles from the liquid. Place the chiles, skin side down, on a cutting board, and carefully scrape the soft pulp from the inside surface. Discard the thin, transparent skins. Stir the pulp back into the cooking liquid.

8. Reduce the liquid over moderate heat to about 11/z pt (700 mL).

9. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Per serving:

Calories, 410; Protein, 56 g; Fat, 16 g (36% cal.); Cholesterol, 110 mg; Carbohydrates, 9 g; Fiber, 3 g; Sodium, 920 mg.

Note: If whole chiles are not available, or if it is necessary to save the labor of scraping the pulp of the chiles after cooking (step 7), substitute 2 M tbsp (40 mL) ground ancho chiles for the whole chiles.

Duet of Beef and Corn: Braised Beef with Ancho Chiles on Grits with Cheddar, paired with sliced grilled steak on Corn with Poblanos, garnished with roasted diced squash

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