Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)
2 1/2 lbs chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut in bite-sized pieces
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
3 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss meat pieces with flour, then brown quickly in oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven.
Add onion, garlic, jalapeño, beef stock, tomato paste, cumin and chili powder; bring to a simmer on the stove.
Cover Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven, baking for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until meat is extremely tender.
Serve as is, or on rice, or folded into warm tortillas.