I buy an inexpensive cut of beef from the freezer section of the supermarket. I'm fussier about the price than the name of the cut. First, after thawing, I soak it in water to rid it of whatever salts and blood I can get out of it. Actually I use the pot for this, since health/hygiene experts say it's important to keep raw meat/fish/poultry off of eating and food prep surfaces.
Beef, vegetable oil, onion, garlic, peppercorns, tomatoes or canned tomatoes preferably diced/chopped without added sugar or salt
- Cut up a large onion and some fresh garlic; store in a bowl on the side.
- Cut about a pound of tomatoes or get a can/jar of diced or crushed tomatoes without added sugar; store in a bowl on the side.
- Add a bit of oil in the cooking pot, (which should have a good cover)
- Turn on the heat and then add the beef.
- Keep turning the beef so the outside looks cooked.
- Add onions and garlic; continue turning for a few minutes.
- Then add the tomatoes and peppercorns, cover and lower the heat a bit.
- Let it cook for a couple of hours, checking periodically to make sure there's enough liquid. You may need to add some water.