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Atropellado. Carne Seca en Salsa(Dried Beef in Salsa)

When I wasn't stealing the carne seca(dried beef) from the cupboard, mom would prepare simple recipes like this one. Our other favorite was when she would add the carne seca to scrambled eggs!
Course Appetizer, Botana
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 large roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 section white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 serranos
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil
  • 4 ounces carne seca dried beef, chopped


  • To a comal at, medium heat, add the tomatoes, onion, garlic and serrano pepper. Dry roast, turning as needed, for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic after 15 minutes. After 25 minutes transfer the salsa ingredients to the blender.
  • Remove the skins from garlic and add to blender as well. minutes. Add 1 cup water and salt to taste. I like to pulse the blender until I reach to consistency I like for the salsa. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and heat to medium. After a 2 minutes, pour in the salsa from the blender. Stir well to combine. Let the salsa cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the dried beef and sir well to combine. Cook for another 7-10 minutes. Serve with warm flour tortillas and fresh garnishes. Yields 4-6 servings as an appetizer.