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    Chile Colorado/Con Carne - Tucson's El Charro

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    2 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    2 hrs

    Mme M's Note:

    Customarily served in bowls. If cooked longer, cooking away the liquid, this chile colorado makes ideal filling for burros and chimichangas. Use Red Enchilada Sauce - Tucson's El Charro and Garlic Puree - Tucson's El Charro. Chef Carlotta Flores, owner of El Charro Cafe.

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    1. 1
      Cut the meat into 3/4" pieces. Put a handful at a time into a bag containing the flour, salt and pepper. Shake well. Repeat with the remaining meat.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add a batch of meat at a time into the hot oil, not overcrowding. Brown slowly.
    3. 3
      Add the Enchilada Sauce, garlic puree and oregano.
    4. 4
      Cook over low heat at least one hour, or until the meat is very tender, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. AAdd water if necessary.
    5. 5
      I put a lid on my pan, and cook the dish for several hours over the lowest possible heat. The meat must be tender!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2010


      The Best!

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    • on January 29, 2008


      Wonderful and easy! I make this meal all the time. It is my husband's favorite meal. Thanks!

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    • on September 20, 2007


      Very tasty: nice rich sauce, tender meat, and easy to make. The only change I made was to use a canned low sodium enchilade sauce (1 1/5 cups) and add diced unsalted tomatoes for the other 1 1/5 cup (plus cayenne!). Tastes GREAT leftover and reheated. I may try adding various types of chili's (anaheim, pastillo, chipotle) "one at a time" to the mix in the future just for variety. We served it with spinach, mexican rice, and fresh cut-up fruit. Thanks for a well written, easy to follow, DELICIOUS recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chile Colorado/Con Carne - Tucson's El Charro

    Serving Size: 1 (293 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 536.4
    Calories from Fat 241
    Total Fat 26.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 131.9 mg
    Sodium 1490.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 52.5 g

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