Saturday, October 6, 2012

Carne En Su Jugo--Traditional Dish From Jalisco

Early in our time here, we went to lunch with President and Sister Camarillo from the Guadalajara East Mission. They took us to a restaurant that only served one thing--Carne En Su Jugo. Your only choices were small, medium and large and what condiments you wanted to add to it. 

Since that time I have come up with my own recipe for this very traditional dish from Jalisco (the Mexican state we live in). It is great for a quik meal for four, but you can double it for more people.
1 pound hamburger meat
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 large can (around 16 oz) charro beans (or just pinto beans with juice if you can't find charro)
2-3 cups beef broth (depending on how much liquid you want)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 to 3/4 tsp cumin

Brown meat with onion. Add charro beans and beef broth. Add seasonings. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

For condiments, use any of the following: salsa, cilantro, jalapeños, additional onions, bacon bits, cheese, avocado, crushed tortillas chips, lime juice

And if you are lucky enough to live in Mexico you can buy these very cute dishes at the city market for around a dollar each! :-)

Bon Appetit!

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