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Tuco de carne

Tuco de Carne Chilean Meat Sauce

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A comforting meat sauce.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 500 grams of ground beef (1 pound)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, diced and 1/2 red pepper without seeds chopped, optional
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (about 400 grams)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (225 grams)
  • few sprigs of oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large skillet, heat to medium-high heat the oil. Add the meat and separate it with a spoon to cover the entire pan when hot. Season with salt and pepper, and let it brown for 3-5 minutes without mixing. Turn and brown on the other side for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion, carrots, and pepper (if used) and stir. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, and add fresh or dried oregano.
  3. Test, adjust the seasoning, let simmer covered for 5-10 minutes or more, add the tablespoon of butter and stir well before serving.
  4. Serve over noodles or rice.
    Tuco de Carne Chilean Meat Sauce
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Meat
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Chilean