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Steak & Ale Vindaloo
A fiery slow cooking recipe to make your mouth water
*Marinate 24 hours ahead
Recipe Created by Rich Williams, California, US

THINGS YOU NEED:

2 lbs braising/stewing beef
1 bottle dark beer/ale (12oz bottle)
2 medium potatoes
4 medium fresh tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
 

FROM THE SPICE BOX:

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin & coriander
1 ½ teaspoons garam masala
2 star anise
15 peppercorns
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves
2 teaspoons chili powder*
 
*Note: if you prefer a hotter spice level 
increase the amount of chili powder by ¼ teaspoon increments to suit your taste. Be cautious!

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION:

  • Dice the beef into stew pieces or 1 ½ - 2 inch pieces
  • Blend the tomatoes in a food processor
  • Peel and chop the garlic as finely as possible
  • Peel and chop the ginger as finely as possible
  • Prepare everything else from the Things You Need section (other than the potatoes which should be prepared whilst the dish is cooking)

COOKING GUIDE:

  1. Add ALL the ingredients from Things You Need and From The Spice Box (other than the potatoes) into a cooking pot 24 hours ahead. Stir it thoroughly, cover it and put it in the fridge.
  2. After 24 hours, cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes with the lid on. Keep stirring and checking to make sure it doesn’t stick.
  3. Simmer on a very low heat for another 2 hours with the lid on. Check it and stir occasionally.
  4. Peel and cut each of the potatoes into 8 equal pieces.
  5. TAdd the potato pieces and let it simmer on a low heat for another 30-40 minutes with the lid on, or until the potatoes are cooked through, stirring frequently.
  6. Take it off the heat and serve.
  7. Suggested serving accompaniments include rice or non gluten free options such as naan, pita bread or your choice of freshly cut bread.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (serving size 652g)

Calories
668

Carbohydrates
48.8g
16%
Sugars
6.8g
Fat
16.4g
25%
Saturates
5.6g
28%
Protein
75.7g
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