Sunday, June 7, 2009

Beef with Spicy Cocoa Gravy


1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tbsp coriander
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 lbs top round steak, 1 in cubes
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
2 cups beef broth
2 can black beans

Combine cocoa through cinamon in a large bowl. Toss beef in mixture, then remove beef. Add flour to cocoa mixture and stir with a whisk. Return beef to bowl and toss to coat.

Brown beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove beef. Saute onion until tender (5 minutes). Add red wine and tomatoes, cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth, beef, and beans. Simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until tender.

Recipe from Cooking Light.

(For slow cooker: omit flour, place remaining ingredients in slow cooker, and cook on low 8 hours.)