Mariachi Beef Sopa
Shredded beef brisket simmered with tomatoes and corn and served in bowls over rice with Jack cheese and crisp tortilla strips.
Yield: 24 servings
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1. If using beef brisket, place in braising pan; cover with water. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 2-1/2 hours. Remove beef from water, cool slightly and shred into thin strips; coarsely chop. Reserve.
If using roast beef, shred into thin strips; coarsely chop. Reserve.
|Beef Brisket (IMPS/NAMP 120)||6 pounds|
|Cooked roast beef||4 1/2 pounds|
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2. Heat oil in large stockpot over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
|Vegetable oil||1/2 cup|
|Onion, chopped||1 pound|
|Celery, chopped||12 ounces|
|Carrots, chopped||12 ounces|
|Green bell pepper, chopped||12 ounces|
|Canned mild chilies, diced||12 ounces|
|Canned jalapeno peppers, minced||3 ounces|
|Garlic, minced||1 1/2 ounces|
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3. To pot add reserved beef, broth, tomatoes, corn and cilantro. Bring to boil, cover and simmer 1 hour. Season with salt and peppers. Keep hot.
|Beef broth||10 cups|
|Canned whole tomatoes with juice||7 pounds|
|Frozen whole kernel corn, thawed||2 pounds|
|Cilantro, chopped||2/3 cup|
|Salt|| as needed|
|Ground black pepper|| as needed|
|Cayenne pepper|| as needed|
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4. For each serving: Place #16 scoop (1/4 cup) rice in soup bowls. Ladle 1-1/2 cups soup over rice. Top with 1/2 ounce each tortilla strips and cheese. Garnish with cilantro.
CRISP TORTILLA STRIPS: Cut 12 ounces corn tortillas into 1/4 x 1-1/2-inch strips. Fry in hot oil until crisp; drain. Salt lightly.
|Cooked rice, hot||6 cups|
|Crisptortilla strips||12 ounces|
|Monterey Jack cheese, shredded||12 ounces|
Nutrition information per serving: 463 calories; 23 g fat(8 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 80 mg cholesterol; 801 mg sodium; 37 g carbohydrate; 4.9 g fiber; 28 g protein; 9.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mg vitamin B12; 4.2 mg iron; 23.9 mg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc; 90.0 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline