Despite the current issues facing us all, our Woodside Ferry ViIlage friends, Low SLow and Dough have provided this Mexican recipe for you....
INGREDIENTS (T=Tbsp / t=Tsp)
2T extra-virgin olive oil
2 white onions, chopped finely
2 medium carrots, chopped finely
1 red pepper, chopped finely
4 cloves garlic, grated
1T+ chilli powder
1.5T ground cumin
1.5T dried oregano
1T freshly ground black pepper
1 large pack minced beef (around 600g)
2T tomato pureé
1 can (400g) kidney beans, drained
2 can (2 x 400g) tinned chopped tomatoes or passata
2 beef stock cubes
1 beer (500ml)
2T soy sauce
2 cinnamon sticks (or 2t powder)
TO SERVE (any or all)
Finely chopped onions OR spring onions
Sliced fresh chillis
Tortillas (sprinkled with water and heated for 20-30 secs per side in a dry hot pan and stored together in a foil pouch)
Finely shredded iceberg lettuce.
1. Heat oil In a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add onion and cook until soft, then add the peppers, carrot and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3. Add the powdered chilli (as much as you can handle), cumin, paprika, oregano and black pepper and stir fry for 2 minutes (adding a splash of water to loosen if too dry).
4. Add tomato pureé, stirring to combine.
5. Add the minced beef with salt and cook until browned, staring regularly for around 10 minutes. (you can drain fat here if required, but remember, fat is flavour!)
6. Pour in kidney beans and chopped tomatoes or passata, with the stock cubes, sugar, beer, soy sauce and cinnamon, then bring a boil.
7. Reduce heat and simmer on low for at least an hour (upto 2 hours for extra intense flavours) or alternatively pop in the oven for up to 2 hours at 150°C.
8. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste.
Now its time to get creative with the toppings and accompaniments or even use it to create your own Mexican lasagne or fancy tacos, like we did!
Finally, please post your pictures on our Facebook social media…… and please tag in @woodsideferryvillage - because the best picture gets a free plate of tacos once we’re back up and running!