This Consomé is the ultimate tomato & beef or chicken thick broth that’s used for topping Tacos Dorados, Tostadas, Flautas or Gorditas. It’s the classic way to serve Mexico’s favorite dishes!
Eating tostadas, crispy tacos, sopes, flautas, etc. in Mexico, it’s a very different experience than the one in the U.S. or other parts of the world. Drowning your food with a brothy sauce elevates the flavors to another level!
If you go to a “cenaduria”, I bet you’ll find dishes drowned in this delicious Consomé!
Cenadurias are restaurants with all types of antojitos Mexicanos and not just street tacos. They are a very casual (and not expensive!) place but with very delicious food! They are super popular specially in Sinaloa and Sonora (my home state ?)
Consomé is so delicious with just the right flavors and is easy to prep in just …. minutes with only 5 ingredients.
All you need is tomatoes, chile guajillo (optional but highly recommended!), garlic cloves, a chunk of onion, broth – it can be beef, chicken or vegetable. And for the spices you’ll need oregano, salt & pepper.
A note on the guajillo pepper: this is an optional ingredient that will give lots of flavor to your consome. It’s not spicy so don’t be afraid to use it!
In a small to medium saucepan, add all of the ingredients and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.
Now it’s time to blend the veggies but they will be done in two parts. First, add the guajillos to a blender with 1 cup of the cooked water. Puree well.
The reason is that you’ll want to puree the guajillos separately to strain the skin out. This will give a better texture to the consomé.
Strain the guajillo until all of the liquid is removed from the pulp.
Now puree the rest of the veggies in a blender. You can leave a little chunks of tomato if you like or puree very well. I like some texture on my consomé so I don’t mind leaving a little chuck here and there.
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the sauces very carefully & slowly to make sure it doesn’t splatter all over the stove!
Cook on low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes until all of the flavors have incorporated well and the sauce thickens up a little bit.
Taste for salt & pepper and add more if needed according to taste.
That’s it my friends! Now you have this amazing consomé that will be one of your Mexican cuisine staples.
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- 3 Roma tomatoes
- ¼ of a large onion white or yellow
- 1 large garlic clove or two small cloves, peeled
- 2 chile guajillos (see substitutes below) cleaned and seeded
- 2 cups stock Beef, chicken or vegetable
- ½ tsp each: dried oregano, salt & black pepper
- In a small to medium saucepan, add all of the ingredients and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.
- Puree: Add the guajillos to a blender with 1 cup of the cooked water. Puree well.
- Using a fine strainer, strain the guajillos to remove all of the pulp.
- In same blender, add the rest of the vegetables and the remainder of the cooked water. Puree well. See note #1
- In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the sauces very carefully & slowly to make sure it doesn't splatter all over the stove!
- Cook on low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes until all of the flavors have incorporated well and the sauce thickens up a little bit.
- Taste for salt & pepper and add more if needed according to taste.
- Drizzle hot over tacos dorados, sopes, gorditas, tostadas, etc.
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