05 October 2010

Recipes from Southern Africa: Trinchado (Portuguese/South African dish)

Ingredients (serves 3)
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons Worchester or soy sauce
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 750gr cubed beef
  • Olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 small red chili peppers, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 30ml red wine or 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or more depending on the quality of the wine)
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Bread

  • Marinade the beef in a mixture of Worchester sauce (or soy sauce) and Balsamic for between min 30 – 60 minutes (the longer the better)
  • Rinse marinade off meat before browning
  • In a large saucepan/pot, heat some oil. When its hot, add about 1/3 of the beef and brown well. Remove the beef cubes from saucepan/pot, place in a bowl and set aside.
  • Repeat with the remainder of beef, but in two batches. Add some oil between the batches as needed. Each batch should brown for about 4 minutes so the juices are sealed within the cubes
  • Remove the beef cubes from the saucepan/pot
  • Reduce heat and add the onions, chili and cook until soft
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute or so
  • Sprinkle the flour over the onion/garlic mixture and stir until thick
  • Add the stock, red wine and bay leaves
  • Stir until the sauce thickens and simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Add the beef cubes together with any juices that may be in the bowl. Leave to simmer until beef is tender and cooked
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls with fresh bread 

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