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Beef with Spicy Cocoa Gravy

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Course All Recipes, Dinner
Cuisine All, Beef
Servings 6
Calories 263 kcal


  • 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 lbs top round steak trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes undrained and organic
  • 2 cups fat free less sodium beef broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh oregano optional


  • Combine unsweetened cocoa and next 7 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a large bowl. Add beef; toss to coat.
  • Remove beef from bowl. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  • Add flour to cocoa mixture; stir with a whisk. Return beef to bowl; toss to coat.
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef mixture to pan; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
  • Remove beef from pan. Add onion and green bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add red wine and tomatoes; cook 3 minutes.
  • Stir in beef broth, salt, and black pepper; return meat to pan.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish each serving with fresh oregano, if desired.



Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 30gFat: 8gSodium: 731mgFiber: 2g
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