chile colorado with beer, cider


Chile colorado = Sp. red chile. This is a typically Mexican recipe.

Yet, except for the added red chile, this recipe is identical to the Flemish beef stew known as carbonnades with beer and hard cider instead of prunes. This changes the consistency of the sauce, making it smoother and a bit thinner.  


This is what you need for 6-8 servings:

  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut small
  • dark beer and/or hard apple cider
    OR beef / chicken bouillon
  • onions (optional)
  • S&P

red chile sauce:

  • 1-2 cups red chiles, frozen
  • garlic, ground cumin, oregano, allspice
  • 3 tsp maizena (aka Masa Harina)
Pic1: chile colorado, served with fries



Pic2: brown the meat
Pic3: hard cider, dark beer
Pic4: add cider + beer to the meat

Preparing the red chile:

Preparing the meat:


Pic5: add red chile, simmer down until sauce thickens
Pic6: served
Pic7: also served