Saturday, July 23, 2016

Celebrate National Tequila Day

with a Tequila Infused Carne Asado Taco

In honor of National Tequila Day, Sunday, July 24th,  Familia Camarena Tequila suggests adding Mexico’s authentic agave flavor to this weekend’s meal, as well as this weekend’s cocktail.  Recipes for Camarena Carne Asada Tacos and a Camarena’s recommended cocktail, the Camarena Paloma,

Familia Camarena Tequila is a testament to the regional flavors of the Los Altos Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico where mineral-rich volcanic soil and a temperate climate affords greater flavor maturity. Offering the perfect balance of natural agave sweetness and soft spice, Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila ($20) is a flavorful and affordable choice to headline this weekend’s drink and dinner menus.

Camarena Carne Asada Tacos

4 ounces Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin, cut into thin bite-size slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Crushed red pepper to taste
1 (28-ounce) can tomatillos
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded
4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime
12 (3-inch) corn tortillas

Place sliced meat into a shallow bowl, and season with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Pour in Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado, squeeze lime juice over the meat, and turn until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, combine tomatillo and jalapeno. Puree for 15 to 20 seconds, or until thick. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Carefully pour in tomatillo mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in beef broth. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until mixture coats a spoon. Transfer mixture to a serving dish.

Heat tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir in 1/3 of the beef, and sauté for 1 minute. Transfer to serving dish. Repeat with remaining beef. Meanwhile, heat tortillas in the oven.

To serve, place two tortillas on top of each other. Add desired amount of meat. Top with tomatillo sauce, onions and cilantro. Garnish with a wedge of lime, to be squeezed over taco before eating.

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Source:  Familia Camarena Tequila

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