"Beef Casserole with Chile and Avocado Leaves Recipe"
Source: The Mexican Gourmet
courtesy of Cooking.com
Serves 6 ---
Texmole, from Coxcatlan, Puebla, is one of many varieties of mole
de olla, a type of casserole with meat, chile, and vegetables simmered
in broth. It is served in soup bowls as a main course. This adaptation
of the traditional casserole is from Yaya and Alicia Herrera.
- 2 3/4 lb beef short ribs
- 5 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 cup green beans, cleaned and cut into thirds
- 2 guajillo or cascabel chiles, stems removed
- 1 1/4 lb tomatoes, halved and seeded
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 avocado leaves, optional
- 20 squash blossoms, cleaned and chopped, optional
- 3 zucchini, cubed, optional 3 zucchini (courgettes), cubed,
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
For Chochoyotes (masa dumplings):
- 4 oz prepared tortilla masa, or mix 1/2 cup masa harina with
1/3 cup warm water to form a soft dough
- 1/2 tablespoon lard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
In a large saucepan, cover the short ribs with the water and salt;
cook until the meat is just about falling off the bone, approximately
1 to 1 1/2 hours. Just as it starts to cool, skim the fat off the
stock, and reserve. Remove the meat from the bones, discarding the
fat and tendons. Cook the green beans in boiling, salted water until
just tender, and drain. Puree the chiles, tomatoes, onion, garlic,
and water in a blender until smooth. Pour into a soup pot with the
reserved stock, avocado leaves, squash blossoms, and zucchini, bring
to a boil, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes. FOR CHOCHOYOTES:
Mix all the ingredients together until well blended. Form 3/4-inch
balls and make a small indentation on one side of each with your
finger. Add the dumplings and potatoes to the broth and simmer for
about 15 minutes until cooked. Add the green beans and meat, then
simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste and serve. Recipe reprinted
by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Facts per Serving
Calories: 299 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 29g
Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 560mg Protein: 20g
Fiber: 4g % Cal. from Fat: 36% % Cal. from Carbs: 39%
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