This restaurant-quality Chile Colorado recipe is easy to prepare and results in lusciously tender beef in the most amazing rich, mild red chile sauce.

Serve it with rice, beans, and tortillas for an otherworldly dinner recipe!

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Chile Colorado Sauce: – guajillo chiles – ancho chiles – arbol chiles – yellow onion – beef broth or chicken broth – dried oregano – ground cumin – garlic powder – sea salt


Add all of the dried chilies and the beef broth (or chicken stock) to a large pot. Bring the mixture to a full boil then remove it from the stove top.


Make the Chile Colorado Sauce

Add the chopped onion to a high powered blender along with the oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and sea salt.


Blend until everything is well-combined into a chile puree.


Brown the Meat


Place the beef stew meat in a large mixing bowl along with the flour, sea salt, and pepper. Toss everything together until the beef is coated in flour and seasonings.

Heat up a large cast iron skillet with 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking oil such as avocado oil or olive oil to medium-high heat. Place the meat on the hot skillet in a single layer.


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