Slow Cooked Beef Tinga
Author: Heather Bursch
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato or yam, about 1 lb, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 2-3 lb chuck beef roast (pork shoulder or combination of chicken thighs and chicken breasts work too!)
  • 1 28 ounce can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of beef broth (plus 2 tablespoons for the end)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 chipotle chiles en adobo seeded, rinsed, and chopped (Whole Foodshas gluten free option)
  • 2-5 teaspoons of sauce from chiles en adobo
  • 1 small to medium onion sliced or chopped
  • Optional: 4-6 oz fresh chorizo and extra beef broth
Serve with avocado slices, lettuce wraps or corn tortillas, cojita or queso fresco Mexican cheese
Instructions
  1. In the bottom of your slow cooker layer your chopped sweet potatoes, then lay your beef on top.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the remaining ingredients together and pour on top of beef.
  3. Cover and turn your slow cooker to high for 6 hours.
  4. When the meat is done, pour off the liquids into a saucepan and turn on high. Let the liquid boil and cook down into more of a thick sauce. I'd let it go for 15 minutes or so if you can. Add more beef broth if the mixture gets to dry.
  5. If adding chorizo, fry in a pan until cooked through and browned. Splash a tablespoon or two of beef broth in the pan to scrape up the browned bits and add the chorizo + bits on top of beef.
  6. When you have cooked down the liquids pour them back on top of your meat and potatoes.
  7. Separate the beef with two forks into bite size chunks and stir the meats, potatoes and sauce together gently. Don’t over mix or mash.
  8. Serve with toppings listed above.
For the oven, place meat, then potatoes, then sauce mixture in a roasting pan with a lid. Cover and cook on a low 300° for 2½ -3 hours. Cook down liquids if needed (not as much liquid this way) and add chorizo step to finish if desired.
Recipe by She Made It She Might at http://shemadeitshemight.com/2016/03/02/slow-cooked-beef-tinga/