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Colombia Powdered Beef Carne en Polvo

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Colombia
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Scallions chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Place the flank steak in a plastic bag and add the garlic, scallions, onion cumin, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about to 2 hours.
  • In a medium pot, place the flank steak and water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the beef for about 1 hour or until the beef is cooked.
  • Remove the beef from the water and set aside to let it cool. You can save the water used to cook the beef to make soup or just as a beef stock for other dishes.
  • Cut the beef into chunks and place in a food processor. Process until the beef is of a powdered consistency as indicated in the picture.