Friday, February 1, 2013

Conchitas con carne

This here is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. This to me, is home. The smell reminds me of my both my grandmothers homes. I remember this dish simmering in the pot while my grandmother chit chattered away on the phone with her sister, and my grandfather watched The Young and the Restless in his La-zy boy recliner. I remember it clearly, It was 11.45 AM and I could see the mail-man through the screen door. I would run to get the mail, and I remember smelling this dish all the way to the mailbox.. Those were the day's...

  • 1lb ground sirloin
  • 2 cups uncooked shells
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 bell pepper sliced
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper.
    Brown beef over medium heat in Dutch oven drain add shells and stir it around a bit let them fry a little with the beef add all remaining seasoning with onions and bell pepper then add tomato sauce and stir , (make sure you break up the bullion cube up and stir it around as it dissolves with the heat) cover with water and simmer for 5 min then cover and simmer for about 10 min until shells are tender and serve. I simmered it for 15 min on low heat.

    Oh, and don't forget to warm up those delicious corn tortillas on your comal. This dish goes perfect with corn tortillas...

    1. I've never heard of conchitas con carne. Sounds good though. I'm going to have to try it. Isn't it nice how some smells bring back such good memories?

    2. @ Kathy~ It sure is.. You are going to love this dish I promise!!

    3. I'm going to have to try this. Looks so easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    4. @ Crafty Mamacita Susi would sure love it.

    5. ooo Marissa this could be a tasty treat for Super Bowl Sunday!

    6. Hi there, This sounds wonderful! If I hadn't had chili for dinner three nights in a row, I'd whip some of this up. Thanks for sharing!
      Hugs, Noreen

    7. This is a new one to me but sounds comforting. Sometimes the best memories are triggered by a certain food and it's cute that your grandfather followed Young and Restless! With my mother it was All My Children, decade after decade.

    8. You are gonna absolutely have to make my potato soup you will be amazed

    9. @ Sylvia cant wait to try your soup..

    10. That looks really good. I'll bet it smells even better. Love comfort food.

    11. Isn't it funny how some foods can take you down memory lane! Your dish looks yummy. Hope you are having a great weekend, Laura

    12. Hi Marissa, you are so sweet! I love putting together Tablescapes. Your dish looks and sounds so yummy and comforting. Aren't memories of your Grandmother's cooking wonderful? Thank you for sharing your recipe and memories.

    13. My mother used to make something pretty similar just without the cumin and chili powder, so it had more of a green peppery tomato sauce taste to it (almost like stuffed peppers). I'm going to try this one though because it looks yummy!

    14. Hi Marissa, So happy to find another South Texas blogger...thanks for stopping by my blog!! You should think about joining the San Antonio Fashion and Beauty Bloggers group if you are not too far away! The recipe is very tempting...might have to do this for my son at home...have a great day!!


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