I made this for a pot luck at my work. I followed the other review that was listed as helpful and added additional paprika and cumin. It has outstanding complex flavor. My tastes for spice are varied and I didn't think it was too spicy, the feedback I got was "too hot".
I decided since I wasn't too familiar with working with chilies that I would follow instructions and use jalapenos. What I discovered was a cup and a fourth of jalapenos is a lot. =) I think next time I will probably substitute poblanos or even green bell peppers in lieu of the jalapenos. While the other two don't pack nearly the punch of heat, both are nightshades so you'd get a similar flavor profile without the 4 alarm fire. Whoever it is calling this "atomic beef" clearly doesn't eat chilies very often and has no business working with them at this level. This stuff isn't nearly as hot as the thai spicy foods I get here in town, but it ain't for sissies either.
I will also try a more mild hot sauce than Tapatio, maybe Tabasco or find another mild but still tomato based hot sauce. Rotel or even just some diced stewed tomatoes might be good. I wouldn't worry about it becoming too acidic, as sometimes Tabasco can do. The richness of the chuck roast will cut the acidity easily.
I would recommend serving this with some sides of sour cream and guacamole, plus maybe some cheese, tomato (or pico), lettuce, cilantro, perhaps some rice.
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I made this for a pot luck at my work. I followed the other review that was listed as...