Braised Beef with Red Chiles & Peanuts

Meal Types: Main Dish


2 (3 oz.) sirloin steaks cut into 3/8-inch strips
1 oz. peanut oil
4 dried New Mexico red chiles
1 cup water (for soaking the chiles)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 chile serrano
1 tablespoon chocolate chips (semisweet)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon pure honey
salt and pepper to taste
roasted peanuts for garnish


In a skillet at medium heat, add oil. Heat for 30 seconds; add beef. Cook while stirring for 3 minutes. In a blender, place chiles, serrano pepper, peanut butter, chocolate chips, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Puree everything until smooth. Add
the puree to the beef and cook for 3 minutes. Serve hot. Use roasted peanuts as garnish if desired.
Recipe Source:
Recipe developed exclusively for TPPB by noted chef Harry Salazar