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I'm Chio, I'm wife and mother to a family of 4. When I'm not busy making crafts, I'm cooking in the kitchen. These meals are designed for everything who wants to make a meal homemade quick. I'm not a trained chef, just a home cook who loves to cook and bake. I start my day with cooking for scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tostadas Meat Mix

Tostadas Mix

Taco Shops in San Diego, charge way too much, when it comes to this type of stringy meat. Cook it yourself in a big batch and your can save it for later. Very simple to do, pop water, seasonings, and meat, and Fudda get about it lol. Two hours later, you're ready for some nice mouth-watering tostada mix. Not only is this for Tostadas, but also for filling in Sopes, Burritos, etc.

3-5 pounds of meat to shred (ask butcher to point out meat)
1 large onion ( 1/2 julienne, 1/2 whole)
2 cups of juliene chiles, a combination of Bell Peppers, Red Onion
1 cup of tomato paste
1-2 basil leaves
3 tablespoons of garlic powder
1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of chili powder
2 tablespoons of dried oregano
11/2 cup of beef broth
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
2 cloves of garli

Boil water and add, 1/2 onion whole, basil leaves (crushed before adding), 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper, and cloves of garlic. Cover and let boil for 90 minutes. Check the tenderness, if meat is still a little pink, place back for 15 mins and check again. It shouldn't take more than 2 hrs to complete. Reserve beef broth. In a Shallow Pot or Dutch oven, sautee onions and peppers, for 8-10 mins in oil. After, tomato paste

In a Dutch oven add rest of ingredients, your a wooden spoon to mix meat, break down with spoon let simmer, then turn off burner and cover for 5-8 mins.

Get all your tostadas, beans, lettuce, salsa, sour cream cheese and shredded cheese, You're ready to dig in.