Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Incredible Portuguese/Hispanic comfort food. Thanks to my Dad for preparing this recipe so often when we were growing up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chuck roast into 2-inch cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil on medium-high in a Dutch oven until shimmering.
  3. Add the meat and brown on all sides.
  4. Add sliced onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add bell pepper and garlic and saute for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, and seasonings and bring to a simmer.
  7. Cover and simmer on low for three hours on stove. Alternatively, you may cover and put in a 300-degree oven and cook for three hours. You may also cook for 8 hours on low in a 6-quart slow cooker (or 6 hours on high).
  8. Serve in tortillas with beans (like a burrito) or on its own in a bowl and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Love this. I use round steak and Ro-Tel tomatoes and serve over rice.

lwalkerdean January 27, 2016

la bomba! this is just like me madres, except we use pork!

alobato February 24, 2009

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