Forums  > Specific Focus > Mexican Kitchen
arrachera




CozICan

Jan 13, 2015, 8:36 PM

Views: 34890

arrachera

| Private Reply
Does anyone on this forum know how to make authentic Arrachera (Mexican Beef). I have looked up some recipes on the Internet but they all appear to be from the U.S.

I haven't had very good success with the pre-packaged stuff because the are marinated too much and sometimes the meat is mushy. Also, I question the chemicals that may be added to them.

I am looking for: What beef to purchase, what to use as a marinade and for how long.

Thanks a bunch.

CozICan



chinagringo


Jan 14, 2015, 4:15 AM

Views: 34878

Re: [CozICan] arrachera

| Private Reply
You might find this older discussion to be helpful:

http://www.mexconnect.com/...ng=Arrachera;#149406
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM




chris cooper

Jan 17, 2015, 3:38 PM

Views: 34832

Re: [CozICan] arrachera

| Private Reply

In Reply To
Does anyone on this forum know how to make authentic Arrachera (Mexican Beef). I have looked up some recipes on the Internet but they all appear to be from the U.S.

I haven't had very good success with the pre-packaged stuff because the are marinated too much and sometimes the meat is mushy. Also, I question the chemicals that may be added to them.

I am looking for: What beef to purchase, what to use as a marinade and for how long.

Thanks a bunch.

CozICan


Arrachera is the cut of beef, not a method of preparation. You can buy it unmarinated.



chinagringo


Jan 17, 2015, 6:25 PM

Views: 34820

Re: [CozICan] arrachera

| Private Reply
Who is to say what the best marinade is since it is a matter of personal preference taste wise? With all the experimenting we have done, there has been a great deal of difference on just how well various marinades penetrate the cut of beef and tenderize. We now buy the flap steak from our local Costco and I use my own creation for a marinade over about 48 hours prior to preparing. For us living NOB, it is as close as I can approximate the better Arrachera entrees I have found throughout Central Mexico. And the idiots claiming to have Mexican restaurants here in New Mexico haven't a clue what Arrachera even is. It would never work here because it isn't smothered in red or green!
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM