1/5 Photos of Mood Beef (Portuguese Beef Stew)
2 hrs 15 mins
This is another Emeril's mom (Hilda) recipe. Great way to make a thick and hearty beef stew. An excellent all-in-one meal!
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- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs beef round steak, cut into thin strips
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 green peppers, cut into thin strips
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (35 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes, crushed with your hands, with their juice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup ditalini
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
- 1In a Dutch oven or heavy skillet heat the olive oil over high heat.
- 2Season the beef with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper.
- 3Saute the beef, in batches if necessary so that the pan is not crowded, until well-browned on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside.
- 4Add the onion and green peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and caramelized around the edges, about 6 minutes.
- 5Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- 6Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- 7Add the tomatoes, water, bay leaf, crushed red pepper and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.
- 8Return the beef to the pan and bring the sauce to a boil.
- 9Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is very tender.
- 10Add the ditalini to the gravy and cook until tender, about 25 minutes.
- 11Add the parsley. Serve immediately.
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Nutritional Facts for Mood Beef (Portuguese Beef Stew)
Serving Size: 1 (337 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 210.7
- Calories from Fat 88
- Total Fat 9.8 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 626.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 27.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 8.8 g
- Protein 5.2 g
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beef round steak