Texas Red II

1 1/2 lbs round steak
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
3-5 Tbl chile d'Arbol powder
1 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
3/4 Tsp Mexican oregano
1/2 cup tomato sauce
black pepper
Masa Harina flour, rehydrated in water
corn oil (or bacon grease)
Chop the onion and garlic finely. Cut the round steak into small cubes. Dry off the cubes with paper towels. In a Dutch oven, sear the steak in hot oil.

Throw in the onions, water to cover the meat, chile powder, cumin, Mexican oregano, garlic and tomato sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the pot until well-incorporated. Bring the liquids to a boil, cover, cut the heat to a slow simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Stir the pot - on occasion.

If necessary, thicken the liquids with a slurry of Masa Harina, dissolved in water at 1 part Masa to 1 part water.