Mexican Street Feast with Carne Guisada
Carne Giusada Tacos, Sweet Potato Tamales, Mexican Rice & Refried Beans
Serves 4 - 6
Every great food culture has some version of a dumpling. In Mexico, it's the tamale: A fluffy pillow of ground corn and butter. Ours are stuffed with sweet potato and mole, then steamed in corn husk. Despite containing decadent amounts of butter, they're light enough that you'll have space for our ridiculously rich beef short rib tacos. Cooked for 3 hours, they're deep and complex, with a slightly bitter smokey taste that can only come from ancho chillies that were (very briefly) on fire.
This Bash Box includes everything you need to cook this weekend, including meat & vegetables.
Cooking time 3.5 hours with tamales, about 2/2.5 hours without.
Tamales or no tamales? The tamales are fantastic and well worth the effort but only recommended for people happy to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. While not difficult to assemble, there are a lot of steps so if you'd rather a more relaxed cooking experience, we recommend opting for the kit with no tamales.
- Ancho chillies
- Chipotle chilli powder
- Habanero chilli
- Corn tortillas
- Mexican oregano
- Masa harina
- Corn husks
- Cumin seeds
- Bay leaf
- Chopped tomatoes
- Tomato puree
- Hibiscus flowers
- Beef stock
- Refried beans (canned)
- 1.2kg beef short rib
- Unsalted butter
- Red onions
- Sweet potatoes
- Fresh chillies
- Olive Oil
- Preferably rapeseed oil (more olive oil will do in a bind)
All Mexican boxes contain flour (wheat) as standard. Cook Now Boxes contain butter (dairy) if including tamales. Substitutions can be made for gluten-free or lactose-free guests on request, although there may still be some traces due to our packing environment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Bash we don't create original recipes, we adapt them from people who know better than us and aim to give credit where credit is due. The value we offer is in extensive recipe testing and ingredient sourcing. The recipes in this kit are adapted from the following:
- The Beef Tacos & Red Rice are an adaptation from Ama, the cookbook of Bar Ama in Texas. It is an excellent resource for people more interested in Tex-Mex (think nachos) than Mexican food. Comfort food at its most delicious.
- The Sweet Potato Tamales are from our hands-down favourite Mexican cookbook, Nopalito, winner of the James Beard Cookbook Award, from the incredible restaurant of the same name. It's a beautiful and authentic book that lands somewhere between home cooking and professional, with a lot more to it than taco recipes.
- Steaming basket (if making tamales)
- 1 large pot or casserole dish
- 1 medium pot
- 1 frying pan
Bash Boxes are delivered weekly in Dublin only, on Fridays between 11.30am - 6pm. Delivery costs €5.