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Coriander Beef Stew    HT  MC  Peruvian  90mins plus marinating


Peruvian name: Seco de Carne 


Serves 4   Hot  Beef  Main Course  Gluten Wheat Dairy free  Eggless Peru  Sth American  South America



3 Garlic Cloves, crushed

2 teasp Ground Cumin

Salt and Black Pepper

1kg/2.2 lbs Braising or Stewing Steak, cubed

1 tbsp Vegetable oil

1 large Onion, chopped

approx 480ml/16 fl.oz. Fresh Beef Stock

1 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander leaves (cilantro)

400g/14oz Spinach, roughly chopped

180ml/6fl.oz. Water

150g/5oz Frozen Green Peas

1 large Potato

The zest of 1 Lime




1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, cumin salt and pepper. 


2. Place the meat in a large dish, add the garlic mixture and mix well with your hands. Cover and leave to marinate for at least  30 minutes.


3. Heat  the vegetable oil in a large saucepan, add the meat and brown on all sides. 


4. Add onions and cook, stirring until soft and transparent.


5. Add 240ml/8fl.oz. of the stock, bring to the boil then reduce the heat slightly and cook for about 45 minutes, stirring from time to time and adding more stock as necessary.  


6.  Place the spinach and coriander in a food processor or blender together with 180ml/6fl.oz. of water and process until smooth. Set aside.


7. Peel the potato and cut into small cubes then add to the cooked meat together with the spinach mixture. Mix well and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender.


8. Add the frozen peas cook for a further 5 minutes. 


9. Just before serving,  stir in the lime zest. Serve hot with white rice.




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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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