Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is pure comfort food in a lot of parts of Mexico. One bite of this delicious soup/stew will make you a fan forever! I got the recipe off of a low carb recipe site and modified it for our tastes. For the low(er) carb version leave out the beans and serve with low carb tortillas. DELICIOUS!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the bacon in a large dutch oven. Add the beef and cook until brown (leave the bacon grease in the pot).
  2. Blend the tomatillos in your food processor and strain well to remove the seeds. Add about a cup of the tomatillo liquid back into the food processor and blend with the cilantro, and garlic.
  3. Add the tomatillo/cilantro/garlic sauce and the rest of the strained tomatillo liquid to the beef and bacon. Add salt to taste.
  4. Stir in pinto beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour.
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve with fresh lime, sour cream, diced onion and cilantro as garnish.
  6. Serve corn or flour tortillas on the side.


Most Helpful

I love carne en su jugo! This recipe as written is about a 4, but to make it a solid 5, I added some serrano chiles (about 2 or 3) and a diced up onion in the tomatillo, cilantro, garlic blend, blended all of it together. I just used a regular pan to cook the bacon and beef. I also added beef broth to the entire thing to make it more like a soup. I used every recommended garnish but added my favorite part of it all, FRESH AVOCADO!!! You won't be sorry!

Fadeproof February 24, 2012

This was excellent! I halved the recipe since there is only two of us. I did cook it on low for a few hours to get the beef really tender. I was unable to find canned tomatillos so I used salsa verde instead. To reduce the fat, I trimmed the bacon fat but was left with enough bacon fat to brown the meat nicely.I served it with limes,sour cream and corn tortillas. This was really delicious and I will definitely make this again. Thanks SoozieQ!

atm1970 December 30, 2007

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