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Shredded Beef Filling - Machaca

Shredded Beef Filling - Machaca

"Though most Americans are accustomed to ground meat in Mexican foods, traditional preparation actually calls for shredded meat. This all-purpose shredded beef is great to have on hand for those nights when you are short on time. Just double this recipe and freeze half!"
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2 h servings 730 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 730 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 54.5 g
  • 84%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 48.4 g
  • 97%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 640 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. COMBINE water, beef and quartered onion in large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is very tender. Remove beef. Strain broth; reserve 1 cup for meat filling (remaining broth may be refrigerated or frozen for future use). Shred beef.
  2. HEAT vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add shredded meat, reserved broth, picante sauce, cilantro and jalapenos. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. USE filling in burritos, tacos, tamales or tostadas.

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BBQ sauce??!! Methinks you either boiled the meat to death or it was not that flavorful to begin with. Did you use chuck? If you didn't that may explain the lack of flavor. The ingredients are ...

The beef turned out exceptionally good...I boiled mine in the oven. Meat could have been more flavourful...may want to add some bbq sauce to the mixture for flavour

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