In which we embrace the plant-base
(Oh hi, it’s been a while, we’re changing things on…
I’ve got another video for you about using my mom’s red chile sauce – this time for asado. Asado is a sort of pork stew; it’s kind of like carne guisada, but instead of a beef gravy, there’s a red chile gravy. My dad has always made it for us, and it’s often served at weddings and quinceaneras in New Mexico, usually with beans, rice and tortillas.
My dad makes this most often in a disco outside. I’ve mentioned it before – it’s an outdoor wok/frying pan of sorts, welded together by my dad. The disc is set atop a propane burner, and you can cook all kinds of stuff in it. My dad sometimes did huge batches of fried potatoes and eggs for breakfast tacos when we had a crowd gathered. He also makes a beef and potato thing in there (Dad, what was that called? It’s kind of like picadillo).
You can definitely make asado indoors, in a large pan/pot. You’ll need:
Things to note about the video:
Thanks to my family – my mom who made the red chile sauce, my dad, brother-in-law and uncle who made and supervised the asado, and my sister who made the tortillas. Enjoy!