½BunchCilantrowashed left whole and a few pieces chopped for garnish
5Tomatillospeeled and washed well
2.5lbsTop Round Roast or Eye Round Beefsliced into small cubes. Place the beef in the freezer for a few minutes to help it to firm up and slice easier.
4-6cups Waterwater needs to cover all the meat.
Salt and Pepperto taste
Whole Beansserved on the bottom of the soup
Corn Tortillasfor serving with the soup
Sliced Radishes, Diced White Onion, Crispy Bacon, Salsa Verde, or Sliced Avocado.
Prep: Slice bacon into small pieces. Slice Beef into similar small dices. Remove husks from tomatillos and wash well to remove waxy residue. Wash Green onions and Cilantro.
In a large pot or dutch oven, cook bacon until done. Leave it in the pot and add whole green onions. Cook onions for about 2 minutes in the bacon grease. You will remove the onions prior to serving, this is just to develop flavor.
Add diced beef into pot with bacon, bacon fat, and green onions. Cook beef until done. Add some salt to beef. While beef is cooking, place washed tomatillos, a dash of salt, and ¼ cup of water into a blender. Blend till smooth.
Once beef is cooked, add cilantro (whole), and pour in tomatillo sauce. Add water to cover beef and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove cilantro and green onions from soup. Taste broth and see if additional salt/pepper is needed.
To serve, place a few spoonfuls of beans into a bowl and ladle in the carne en su jugo. Top with chopped cilantro and serve with warm tortillas. Other toppings include: Sliced Radishes, Diced White Onion, Crispy Bacon, Salsa Verde, or Sliced Avocado.
You can either use canned whole beans or this recipe for Instant Pot Beans.The broth will have some separation when it sits, that's normal. Just stir well before serving into bowls.