10" dutch oven
1 lb. beef cubes (sirloin steak or even stew meat)
cumin, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
garlic powder to taste
1 can Ro-Tel
Brown the meat in a small amount of oil, add the onions and spices, and let the onions cook down. Add the tomato sauce and simmer over medium heat until the meat is tender (I cooked mine for 2 hours). You can add flour or cornstarch to the sauce it you want it thicker. I did all this over 15 coals, and I replenished about half the coals half way through cooking. You want enough coals to keep it at a simmer, not a hard boil, so watch it for the first few minutes. Serves 3.
The Finished Product
Sorry, but the picture just doesn't do this one justice, it was fantastic!!
This is another recipe that would be in my top 10 for the year. This was amazing. The meat was so tender it melted in my mouth. I was skeptical about having it over mashed potatoes, but I have to say, it worked. I had it with tortillas at Spring Convention, but it was better with potatoes. They don't seem like they would go together, but they really did. Other than the long cooking time, the prep time is 10-15 minutes. I was amazed at how long my coals lasted. After an hour of cooking it was still just simmering away and I only had to replace half the coals. This will make a regular appearance at our table. This gets a capitol A!