When I was in the States last year, I discovered that my favourite thing ever was Mexican food. Especially anything with shredded beef (or frozen margaritas, or sangria).
I only cook dinner every second night, so I got a head start on tonight's dinner yesterday. I took:
- 1kg of chuck steak, trimmed of fat (at only $13/kg, this is the cheapest kind of beef that doesn't have shins attached!)
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes in juice
- 1 packet of burrito seasoning (no, probably not very authentic)
Grab a big saucepan. Heat a splash of oil in there, then throw in the meat (don't bother cutting it up). Chuck in the tomatoes and seasoning and put on the lid.
Turn the stove down to its lowest setting, then leave the meat simmering for a few hours. It took me 3.5 hours. You'll know when it's done - stick a fork in it and it will fall to pieces.
Put it on a cutting board and tear the steak apart with two forks. You can eat it right away, or store it in the fridge with some of the juice to keep it moist. Reheat when it's your turn for dinner! It goes well in burritos/tacos (obviously), or even cold on a sandwich.
And you will have enough meat to eat for a week - enjoy!!