*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                Bowl o' Red
 
 Recipe By     : Melissa Scott-sister
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   lard, bacon drippins,  or butter
    1      large         onion -- coarsely chopped
    3      lbs           lean beef -- cut in 1/2 cubes
    3      medium-size   garlic cloves -- finely chopped
      1/4  cup           hot chile -- ground
      1/4  cup           mild chile -- ground
    1      tablespoon    ground cumin
    3 1/2  cups          water
    1 1/2  teaspoons     salt or to taste
 
 Heat lard in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until 
 softened. Remove from heat. Add meat, garlic, ground chiles and cumin 
 to pot. Break up any lumps. Stir in the water and salt. Return to 
 heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 2 1/2 to 
 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until the meat is very tender and the 
 flavors are well blended. Add more water if necessary. Taste and 
 adjust seasonings. Have ice water on hand. Some folks add cooked red 
 beans to this wonderful mixture, I do not! but you be the judge.
 
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