Carne Apache

"This, the only thing I can compare it to, is steak tartare, mexican style. This is like a ceviche, but with lean ground beef, so technically, the beef is raw cooked by acids in lemon. If you are not open to things like this, please skip this one. I love this since the first time I tried it, and everyone I have given it to has liked it as well, but some do not want to try it when I tell them the raw beef part."
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Ready In:
24hrs 10mins




  • In a shallow dish (i use a shallow baking dish) spread out the ground beef evenly. Pour the lemon juice on it and mix it in well with a fork.
  • Leave in refrigerator overnight, mixing with a fork every few hours so as to "cook" the beef.
  • When ready to serve, add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, chipotle peppers, salt, and pepper.
  • I usually serve this on tostadas with a little hot sauce (valentina brand preferred, found in mexican section in grocery stores.).

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  1. I don't "cook" it over night more like an hour or so as long as the meat is no longer red. And i'll have to try it with the chipotle peppers that sounds like a good addition to the recipe. I've eatten this since i was a little girl and it is still my favorite dish. Thanks.


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