Betty's Mexican Beef Tinga

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Aug. 29, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make a Mexican Beef Tinga. This is a hearty, spicy stew that can be served in the form of tacos, burritos, nachosor, in this case, on tostadas.


Beef broth 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Shredded cooked beef 2 Pound (1 1/2
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Large , chopped
Garlic clove 4 , mince
Ground cumin seed 2 Teaspoon
Oregano 2 Teaspoon
Ground coriander seed 2 Teaspoon
Canned fire roasted tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce (or used plain)
Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1 1/2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
For serving
Tostada shells 10 (as needed (5
Sliced jalapeno chili peppers 1 Tablespoon (fresh or pickled)
Sliced red onion 2 Tablespoon (as needed)
Shredded monterey jack cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (as needed or any Mexican cheese)



1. In a deep skillet, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add onions and garlic. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until onions are softened. Remove the skillet from heat.

2. Add cumin, oregano, coriander, shredded beef, beef broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice. Place the skillet back on low flame and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally and cook for about 20 minutes or until thickened.



3. When thickened, spoon tinga mixture onto tostada shell. Top with jalapeno rings, sliced red onion, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.



4. Serve immediately and enjoy!



For Shredded Beef:

Season sirloin steak with salt and pepper and place in a slow cooker and cook until very tender. You can do this a day before.

Store the cooked meat and container of meat juices in the refrigerator overnight, and then shredded the meat and removed the fat from the meat juices on the day of making the tinga.

You may use any type of beef you like

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 257Calories from Fat 79

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 505 mg21.04%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 21 g42%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet