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    Mood Beef (Portuguese Beef Stew)

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Krystal-Belle's Note:

    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. 1
      In a Dutch oven or heavy skillet heat the olive oil over high heat.
    2. 2
      Season the beef with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper.
    3. 3
      Saute 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.
    4. 4
      Add the onion and green peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and caramelized around the edges, about 6 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
    7. 7
      Add the tomatoes, water, bay leaf, crushed red pepper and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.
    8. 8
      Return the beef to the pan and bring the sauce to a boil.
    9. 9
      Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is very tender.
    10. 10
      Add the ditalini to the gravy and cook until tender, about 25 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add the parsley. Serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 09, 2011


      This is very similar to a recipe my mom used to make. Flavors were great and just spicy enough for us. Flavors blended nicely. My DH and I both loved it. Served in large bowls over whole potatoes cooked in with the meat, this was comfort to the max!

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    • on April 24, 2010


      Delicious with a wonderful zing ! spicy and garlicy , loved it!! I left out the pasta and served it over a baked potato. It turned cold here today and this stew really hit the spot! Lovely combination of flavours. I cut the recipe in half and it was still a lot for two people. Thanks for postig a keeper.

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    • on May 12, 2009


      We loved it! I made it in my slow cooker and I used beef broth instead of plain water;came out perfect! This is a one pot meal that I will make again. I made this for WT5; thanks for posting.

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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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