Slow Cooking Cocoa Beef

November 8, 2007

 

 

 


I found this recipe from Cooking Light. Got very interested to try it because of the cocoa usage… wondering how it would turn out.
I’ve altered the recipe so this is my version.
I cooked this in the evening and my hubby said, he’s got hungry because of the smell 🙂

Ingredients:
for the rub:
1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
1 tbsp Ground Coriander (reduce it if you want)
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 1/2 t Ground Cumin
1 1/2 t Chili Powder
1 1/2 t Paprika
1 t Dried Oregano
1/2 t Ground Cinnamon

1 kg Top Round Steak,trimmed and cut into 5cm cubes
100 gr All Purpose Flour
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1-2 Onion, roughly chopped
2 Carrots, cut into 4-5 pieces
125 ml Dry Red Wine
1 can (@ 450 gr) Diced Tomatoes,Undrained (or fresh chopped tomatoes)
500 ml Beef Broth
1 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper,freshly ground
3 cloves Garlic, crushed
1-2 tbsp Sugar (optional)
3 cm Galangal, freshly ground
1 stalk Lemon Grass, use only the white part

Directions:
Combine the rub ingredients, add beef, toss to coat.
Add flour to cocoa mixture; toss to coat.

Heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add beef mixture to pan, saute 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan.

Add onion, Galangal and garlic to pan, saute until fragrant.
Add red wine and carrots, cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in broth,lemon grass, tomatoes, salt, sugar and black pepper; return meat to pan.*
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
Adjust the taste to your liking 🙂

* At this stage, if you wish, you can dump everything in the crockpot and set it on LOW for about 8-12 hours, until the meat is tender .. so this will be vary, depends on the meat you are using.

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2 Responses to “Slow Cooking Cocoa Beef”


  1. […] honigmilch wrote an interesting post today on Slow Cooking Cocoa BeefHere’s a quick excerptI found this recipe from Cooking Light. Got very interested to try it because of the cocoa usage… wondering how it would turn out. I’ve altered the recipe so this is my version. I cooked this in the evening and my hubby said, … […]


  2. […] Cacao rub 1 Tsp pure cacao powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tsp ground coriander, 6 cloves garlic chopped, 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, olive oil to rub meat. […]


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