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    Sri Lankan Style Spicy Beef Stew

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Make this only if you are a lover of spicy full-flavored food! plan ahead the beef needs to marinate for 6-24 hours, for extra heat add in some red chili flakes, when I made this dish I added in a cup of beef broth, I have listed that in the ingredients but you have the option of adding it in or omitting --- this dish is even better the next day, serve this with basmati rice :)

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    1. 1
      In a small saucepan cook the first 4 spices over medium-low heat for about 6 minutes, stirring until toasted.
    2. 2
      Place the beef cubes in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      Toss the beef with the spices and 1 tablespoon ground black pepper.
    4. 4
      Cover and refrigerate for 6-24 hours.
    5. 5
      Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Add in the onion, ginger, fresh garlic and jalapeno pepper; saute for about 3 minutes or until the onions are tender.
    7. 7
      Remove the onion mixture from the pot and place in a large bowl.
    8. 8
      Add in HALF of the beef cubes (adding in more oil if needed) cook browning on all sides of the meat; remove and place in the bowl with the onion mixture.
    9. 9
      Repeat with remaining beef cubes.
    10. 10
      Return the beef/onion mixture to the pot.
    11. 11
      Add/stir in broth (if using) coconut milk and white wine vinegar; bring to a boil.
    12. 12
      Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until the beef is very tender.
    13. 13
      Season with salt to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 11, 2009


      I might have messed this up myself but i did all the frying and then added everything to the slow cooker... dont know what happen but the beef had to flavor and yes i did leave in the fridge for 24 hours. :(

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    • on March 05, 2008


      We loved this stew. I made this as written, but I left out the optional beef broth and was glad I did as there was too much liquid with the 3 cups of coconut milk as it was. A tasty dish that certainly has a nice heat kick. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sri Lankan Style Spicy Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (377 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1165.8
    Calories from Fat 769
    Total Fat 85.4 g
    Saturated Fat 50.2 g
    Cholesterol 204.0 mg
    Sodium 843.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
    Sugars 17.4 g
    Protein 70.9 g

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    white wine vinegar

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