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Carne Molida - Tijuana Sanctuary Recipe

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Carne Molida is a delicious blend of peppers, onion, ground meat, and potatoes. This beloved Mexican dish can be served as a side dish or a main entree.


  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½  small onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 guajillo peppers
  • 2 arbol peppers
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano 
  • ⅛  teaspoon of cumin 
  • 1 bay leaf 


  1. In a pot over high heat, boil the tomatoes and chiles for 15-20 minutes.
  2. When the tomatoes and chiles are cooked, transfer to a blender, along with the 2 garlic cloves, the half onion, and the condiments to blend them. 
  3. In a hot pan with oil, cook the potatoes and ground beef for 10 minutes
  4. Add blended sauce into the pan with meat and potatoes and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with warm tortillas!