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Take a fresh warm corn tortilla and add your favorite fixings:

  • Pinto beans, simmered or mashed
  • Shredded cheese
  • sour cream or unsweetened yogurt (or crema if you can find it)

 Other optional toppings:

  • Simmered beef
  • Minced onions
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Scrambled egg
  • Avocado

 Simmered Beef:

  • 1 lb. bottom round of beef – trim any excess fat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/8 C white flour
  • 1 can (14-15 oz.) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (7 oz.) diced green chilis
  • 1 jalapeño – diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste.

Directions:

  1. Cut meat into 1 inch pieces. 
  2. Brown meat in olive oil. Add onion and garlic, cooking until soft.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the browned meat; cook 2 minutes.
  4. Then, add remaining ingredients.  Stir.
  5. Cover and simmer on very low for 1 to 1.5 hours, checking and adding water as needed.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. Serve on tortillas with your favorite baleada toppings.

 

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