This dish can be made with beef, pork poultry or beans. For a treat I like use a bite size cuts of Bison, with the Chimayo chile powder – a perfect match for the rich flavor of this succulent meat. Serve with garnishes and tortillas or use it for tasty tacos and burritos. It will blow you away, however you use it.NOTE: Try it with a side of cubed, roasted potatoes, seasoned with salt, pepper, Mexican oregano, chopped onion and tossed with olive oil.
Serves 6 Heat level: Medium Hot
2 lbs. Bison steak or stew meat, trimmed, cut to bite size1 tsp. cumin powder (pan roasted seed & fresh ground preferred)1 tsp. Mexican oregano1 tsp. white pepper, freshly ground1/2 tsp. salt3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil4 lg. garlic cloves minced1 cup yellow onion, dicedRed Chile Sauce–Recipe Below (use enough to cover meat, reserve remainder for later)Condiments for serving: Serve on the table in individual serving bowls1/2 cup Queso Cotija (Mexican cheese), or Parmesan cheese, finely grated1/2 cup white onion, minced1/2 cup jalapeño chiles, stemmed, minced1 15-oz. can black beans, warm and drained
1. Place chopped meat in a bowl and combine with cumin, oregano, pepper and salt.2. Heat oil in a skillet to medium high and add the meat; sautée until evenly browned. Add onions and garlic and sauté another 2–3 minutes3. Stir in enough of the Red Chile Sauce to generously cover it. When chile starts to bubble, reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally so the chile does not burn. If sauce gets too thick add more liquid as needed.Serve with condiments, warm stone ground tortillas, beans or roasted potatoes and a tasty salad.