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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.5
  • Total Fat: 34.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.6 mg
  • Sodium: 235.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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Carne Apache

Submitted by: VIAJANDODAWN
Carne Apache

Introduction

This recipe comes from Mexico. The first time I ate it no-one told me what I was eating. I ate 3 tostadas before anyone would tell me what it was made of. When they told me I would have never tried it had I known, and I would have missed out on a favorite dish of mine and my grandmas.

It may sound like it's unhealthy and scary, but it really is a safe and healthy. I've been eating it for years and never gotten sick.
This recipe comes from Mexico. The first time I ate it no-one told me what I was eating. I ate 3 tostadas before anyone would tell me what it was made of. When they told me I would have never tried it had I known, and I would have missed out on a favorite dish of mine and my grandmas.

It may sound like it's unhealthy and scary, but it really is a safe and healthy. I've been eating it for years and never gotten sick.

Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    1.5 lbs raw hamburger
    1.5 onions chopped
    3 tomatoes chopped
    1 bunch of cilantro chopped
    4 jalapeno peppers chopped finely
    4-6 Limes cut and half save juice (throw out the rest)
    1 cup Reduced calorie Ketchup
    3 avocados

Directions

Makes about 20 tostadas




Mix the hamburger and the juice of the 4-6 limes in a plastic container with lid then add, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and mix all the ingredients well. You may have to add more veggies -- you want it to look balanced in colors. Add salt to taste.




You can add more peppers if you prefer or for a really spicy dish try Chili Manzano. (For any chili peppers slice open and de-vein and de-seed first)





Once you have the mixture looking equally balanced in colors add the ketchup to help give it some nice red color usually around a 1/2 - 1 cup.



Cover the container and let "cook" for about 4 hours mixing occasionally. Just before serving cut up the avocados and mix in the Carne Apache.
After about 4 hours the hamburger will be cooked (brown) by the lime juice and it will also Look Cooked. Serve on tostada shells.



The Acid from the lime juice is what cooks the meat and the bacteria, so you wont get sick from the raw hamburger

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VIAJANDODAWN.






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  • I have tried this before and it is good. I think people are afraid to get sick but as long as you cook the meat with lemon it should be good. You can also add some garlic salt and it tastes really good. - 10/20/09

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  • If you like Chevy's restaurant's salsa, you will like this. The lime and cilantro combo is tasty. Terrific eaten with tortilla chips. I left the jalepenos out for my kids and added them in for myself. It makes A LOT! - 8/23/08

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  • not sure on this one...I hope I can make myself try it someday LOL - 8/18/08

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  • Sounds very intriguing! Can't wait to try it. Can hamburger which was previously frozen be used, or only freshly ground? And is there a specific cut of beef, such as ground sirloin or chuck that works best? And what level of fat in the meat is recommended, 80, 90 or 90% lean? Thank so much! - 8/6/08

    Reply from VIAJANDODAWN (8/7/08)
    I just use ground beef, low in fat of course, is better, but it doesn't matter. Yes, you can use previously frozen, it won't make any difference in the recipe. Just make sure to let it "cook" the 4 hours or so. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think, I'm really curious.

    Dawn


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  • sounds good, I know alot of people who would and have eaten this, but I just cant make my self try anything new like this. - 7/29/08

    Reply from VIAJANDODAWN (8/7/08)
    I understand how you feel. Had I been told what I was eating to begin with, I'm not so sure that I would have ever eaten another bite. But they made sure that I had eaten 3 tostadas before I was told. I'm glad they did it that way, I really like it, it's one of my favorites.


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  • Lime juice and vinegar should make the meat safe. Look it up yourself and decide, i haven't tried it but will in the future. - 7/25/08

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  • The same can be done with white fish - it's called ceviche, and is VERY tasty - I look forward to trying this recepi - 7/22/08

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  • This looks delicious! Since we live close...I'll have to get you to send me some.:-) - 7/22/08

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