Trinidadian Stew Beef Recipe

Looking for an easy Trinidadian Stew Beef recipe? Learn how to make Trinidadian Stew Beef using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by marcy_87

Makes 1 serving



The majority of dishes we prepare includes the process of ?stewing?. Unlike what?s considered a stew in places like Canada and the US, our stews are based on the principle of caramelizing the meats to give it that so-unique brown colour and that marvelous flavour. But that very far from the truth, as our food culture is highly influenced by the many different races that make up the vibrant melting pot the Caribbean is.

Recipe Ingredients for Trinidadian Stew Beef

1 1/2 lbs beef ? cubed into 1 inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 cloves garlic ? thinly sliced or crushed
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion ? chopped
1 medium tomato ? chopped
2 tablespoon cilantro
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 fruit+2"+dia lime

Recipe Directions for Trinidadian Stew Beef

  1. 1. Start by cutting the beef into 1 inch cubes, then using the lime (lemon or vinegar) wash (with water - not the one mentioned in the recipe) the pieces of meat and drain. With the cubed pieces of beef in a bowl, start to season. Add all the ingredients mentioned above, except the oil, water and sugar. We?ll be using those later on in the dish. Allow the seasoned meat to marinate for at least 30 minuets before cooking. For best results, leave to marinate about 2 hrs in the fridge.

  2. 2. it?s time to get the sugar ready. In a heavy pot on high heat pour in the oil and allow to get hot, then place the sugar and move it around so it starts to melt, change color and bubble. Remember to use a long handle spoon to prevent getting burn and have the seasoned meat within reach. This step requires good timing. When you see the sugar fully melted and turns to a rich brown colour (see pic below), start putting in the pieces of meat. Remember to stir everything around, so it?s fully coated.

  3. 3. Leave on high heat for about 3 minutes, then turn down the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Allow to cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure all the pieces of beef gets evenly browned. You?ll notice that dish will release natural juices. Now remove the lid and turn the heat back to high med-high. We want to burn-off all the liquid and give the meat the lasting rich brown colour.

  4. 4. In the same bowl we seasoned the beef, add the water and swoosh it around a bit so every bit of remaining seasoning is mixed in with the water. When all the liquid (see pic above) is burnt away from the pot, add the water from the bowl.

  5. 5. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to a gentle simmer. With the pot covered, allow to cook for about 1 hour or until the beef is really tender. If after the 1 hour of cooking there?s still a lot of water left in the pot, do turn up the heat and allow to burn off. You?re looking for a nice thick gravy.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1581.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
1536
Calories from Fat
740
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
82.2g
126%
Saturated Fat
26.5g
132%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
271mg
90%
Sodium
1818mg
76%
Potassium
637mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
38.2g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
Sugars
23.2g
Protein
154.5g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 81%
Calcium 9% Iron 68%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
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