Mama Elena’s “Achiote stew”

Mama Elena’s “Achiote stew”

My great grandmother (grandma Elena for my mom), created this dish. My mother learnt how to make it from watching her grandmother cook, back when she was a kid. She told me she started cooking the stew when she was a newlywed and had to come up with tasty and inventive dishes for my father. You can find the “Achiote” paste in some delicatessen stores and online from different importers. Portions: 4 Preparing time: 30 mins. Ingredients 1 kg. Beef bone-less shanks 50 gr. Achiote paste 2 Big white potatoes 2 Roma tomatoes 2 cups of Beef stock 1/4 Onion 2 Bay leaves Process In a food processor pour the tomatoes cut in big cubes, the onion, and the achiote paste and 1/2 cup of water. Mix until you have blend all ingredients. In a 4 lt. pressure cooker (or a normal one if you don’t have it), put 2 spoons of oil. Strain the paste from the food processor into the oil. Cook for 3 minutes. Add beef stock. Add the meat and potatoes. Check for flavours and cover the meat with water or more stock. Add the bay leaves and cover the pressure cooker or normal pot. With the pressure cooker let it cook for another 20 mins after pressure point. In a normal pot let it cook for 45 mins, or until the meat is tender (you can separate it with a fork). Serve with white rice or a garden...