8 dried New
- washed, with stems and seeds removed
3 cups water
4 pounds boneless beef
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon Sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups beef stock or water
Place chiles into a medium bowl and bring 3 cups water to a boil.
Pour boiling water over chiles, cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes to soften.
Remove the chiles from the bowl and place into a blender along with a little of the liquid, reserving the rest. Puree until smooth, adding more liquid as necessary until a smooth sauce is formed.
Pass through a fine mesh strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon or ladle to remove the seeds and skins; set aside.
Cut the beef into 1 - 2 inch chunks.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge the beef chunks in the seasoned flour; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add beef chunks, in batches if necessary, and brown evenly.
Stir in chile mixture. Add beef stock to cover beef. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 hours, or until meat is tender.
Add more stock if necessary during cooking.
Serve with hot corn tortillas. Garnish with chopped green onion and sour cream, if desired.