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Braised beef in walnut, chilli and chocolate sauce recipe

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07.03.2013

Try our lovely warming braised beef in walnut, chilli and chocolate sauce recipe. Always a favourite in the Prestat household on a cold Sunday afternoon when you need a pick me up for the week ahead!

Ingredients:

•    75g walnut pieces, ground finely
•    1 medium/large onion, roughly chopped
•    1 large clove of garlic, roughly chopped
•    3-4 green chillies deseeded and roughly chopped
•    25g raisins
•    4-5 cloves
•    50g Prestat plain chocolate, melted
•    400g canned tomatoes
•    3 Tbsp sunflower oil
•    1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
•    600ml beef stock
•    750g lean braising steak
•    Bunch of spring onions chopped, using as much of the green part as possible
•    Salt

Instructions:

•    Preheat oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2
•    Place the walnuts, onion, garlic, green chilies, raisins, cloves and the tomatoes into a blender and blend until mixture is as smooth as possible
•    Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a casserole at medium heat and add the cinnamon and stir
•    Add in the mixture from the blender and let it bubble for 5 minutes stirring constantly all the time
•    Now stir in the stock and the melted chocolate then remove the pan from the heat and add salt to taste
•    Heat the remaining Tbsp of oil to a high temperature in a large frying pan, add the beef and fry it until brown all over
•    Add the sauce to the casserole then put the casserole back onto heat until it is bubbling gently; cover the dish and place in the preheated oven for 2½-3 hours
•    When the meat is tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened it will be ready for serving after you’ve stirred in the chopped spring onions

Bon Apetit! If you prefer to eat your chocolate uncooked browse the full range of Prestat Chocolates online.

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