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Shredded South American beef with fresh tomato salsa

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Served with a fresh tomato salsa, this shredded South American beef recipe is the perfect way to spice up your week.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time2 hour 15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Shredded South American beef with fresh tomato salsa


  • 1.2kg Coles Australian Beef Bolar Blade, trimmed, cut into 4cm pieces
  • ¼ cup (35g) plain flour
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 oregano sprigs
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup (70g) tomato paste
  • ¼ cup (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • Tortillas, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Tomato salsa

  • 200g Perino tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tbs lime juice

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  1. Step 1

    Toss beef in flour to coat and shake off excess. Heat 1 tbs oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the beef, turning, for 5 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Heat remaining oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, garlic and bay leaves. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add oregano, coriander and paprika. Cook, stirring for 1 min or until fragrant. Add tomato paste. Stir to combine. Add vinegar, beef stock and 2 cups (500ml) water. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Step 3

    Return beef to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, turning beef once, for 2 hours or until beef is tender. Transfer the beef to a plate and use two forks to coarsely shred.
  4. Step 4

    To make the tomato salsa, combine the tomato, onion, coriander and lime juice in a small bowl.
  5. Step 5

    Divide avocado among tortillas. Top with shredded beef and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.