Steak picado

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STEAK PICADO

Serves 4


3 tbsp vegetable oil
600g chuck or round steak, chopped into bite-sized chunks
1 large onion, thinly sliced
5 tomatoes, chopped
2 green peppers, deseeded and sliced
2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried coriander
Salt and black pepper
500ml beef stock


To serve:

Rice, beans and/or warmed tortillas


  1. Heat half of the oil in a casserole dish over a medium-high heat.
  2. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, brown the beef on all sides, then transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 150 ̊C/130 ̊C fan/gas mark 2.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in the same casserole dish and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes until translucent.
  5. Add the tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, garlic, chilli powder, cumin and coriander. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Return the beef to the dish.
  6. Slowly pour in just enough stock to barely cover the beef and vegetables – you might not need it all. Bring to a boil, then cover with a lid and transfer to the oven.
  7. Cook gently for two hours, stirring occasionally and adding a splash of water if necessary to keep it from drying out.
  8. Serve with rice, beans and/or some warm tortillas.

Per serving: 544kcals, 31.2g fat (9.8g saturated), 13.9g carbs (6.6g sugars), 50.7g protein, 4.5g fibre, 0.57g sodium