These beauties right here are the basic key ingredients to my FAVORITE quick dish. It was something my dad would make all the time when it was his turn to cook. So since its easy to make & honestly so flavorful I’ll share the recipe with you! Every single thing I make ALWAYS is done by eyeballing it. I NEVER measure, its just a thing that I’m not a fan of… so if you don’t like that I’m sorry its just my thing. Prep time is about 5-10 minutes depending on how comfortable you are cutting things. In total with the prep time & making Agua de Limon it should take less than an hour!
- Beef (the one that’s already cut for stew)
- Cilantro…. (as much or little as you want)
- Yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Seasoning Salt
I personally cut up the beef one more time before putting it in the pan with the olive oil & the onion that has been cut in quarters, I let it sit for a bit before I put in a pinch of seasoning salt & pepper. You don’t want the meat to dry out so keep it covered, I’m quite the cilantro lover so I tend to want to put a lot of it in the pan see in my eyes the longer its in there the more it helps release its flavor ( I’m no scientist or cook so don’t take my word for it) now drop the cilantro in and cover the pan while you cut up the two tomatoes in quarters as well and when you’re ready go ahead and drop them in. I let them cook over medium heat for a bit before I go in and move it all around. While this cooks I tend to make a cup or two of white rice (depending on how many people are going to eat). Check up on the meat every so often and you can tell its done when you see the liquid in the pan get thick.
When its done I tend to serve it in a deep dish with the white rice and the bottom and the meat on top, don’t be shy in putting on the veggies as well by this time the cilantro has shrunk but it still packs all of it flavor.
- 10 limes
So all I do is squeeze out the juice of 10 limes into a pitcher of water add sugar and mix. this drink is really all about preference. I tend to like mine more on the tart side but everyone has their own like & dislikes. Taste it (make sure you happy with it) serve in a cup with ice and enjoy it with your meal.
I hope you like it!!