1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained (such as Muir Glen)
4 cups cubed peeled baking potato
3 cups cubed peeled chayote squash
2 cups (1/2-inch-thick) slices carrot
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients, stirring with a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal; sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons achiote mixture evenly over beef, tossing to coat. Set remaining achiote mixture aside.
Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef mixture; cook 2 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add remaining achiote mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes. Add potato, chayote, and carrot; cover and simmer 35 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar.
When handling achiote paste, wear gloves to avoid staining your hands. If you can't find chayote, use summer squash instead.
Great recipie. had trouble finding the achiote paste. Substituted Rojo Sauce, which had nearly identical spices, just more liquidy. Varied the amounts of the squash, potato, and carrots. Used butternut squash as substitute, during cooking it broke down and thickened the sauce very well. Made a fabulous dinner with nearly no left overs! (only three people eating)