Print Recipe

Carne Seca (Dried Beef)


  • 4 cups Carne de Res Deshebrada
  • Juice of 1 Mexican lime
  • 2 tablespoons garlic puree
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup green chile, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic puree

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting Recipe Goldmine.


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. To "dry" the meat, toss it with the lime juice and 2 tablespoons garlic puree, place it on a cookie sheet, and bake it for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The meat should be quite dry and beginning to stiffen. If not, continue cooking a few more minutes. The meat can be prepared to this point and then refrigerated, if desired.
  3. To prepare the filling, heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add the oil, then the onion, and sauté it until it is just soft but not browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes.

Makes about 4 cups.