Contestant Martita Jara's dish, Carne en Sugo, for the Star Challenge: Where Are They Now, as seen on Food Network Star, Comeback Kitchen.
Recipe courtesy of Martita Jara

Carne en su Jugo

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Sprinkle the steak all over with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, and then with the rosemary and cumin. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking.
  2. Place a 5-quart pot over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the steak, in batches if necessary, and brown on both sides, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and add the onions, tomatoes, serranos, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Saute for about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic and another 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and saute for 2 minutes more. Return the steak with its juices to the pot, along with the broth, beans, bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1 cup water. Stir to combine. Allow to come up to a simmer, then turn the heat to very low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 1 hour. Taste and add salt if necessary. Fish out and discard the serrano chiles.
  4. Divide the steak and the mushroom-bean broth among 4 shallow bowls. Garnish with the chopped cilantro, sliced radishes and lime wedges. Serve with your favorite tortillas and enjoy!