Chocolate Mustard Beef Stroganoff

Chocolate Mustard Beef Stroganoff

I know, this dish sounds weird. Chocolate with mustard? And beef? I thought the same thing. But the video of it over on ChefSteps was too good to resist, so I had to try it. And then try it again, because it’s just THAT good. Only this time, I put the stew over egg noodles. I can not recommend cooking this highly enough. Have some friends over. Cook them this. Then… hope to get SOME peace from them begging you to cook it again and again.

Start by searing the meat in the bottom of your pressure cooker until the sides are very dark and well browned. You’ll need to do this in batches so as not to overload the pot.

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Remove beef and add tomato paste. Sear until very dark.

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Add a small amount of beef broth and scrape away all the tasty bits (called ‘fond’) at the bottom. Then add the rest of the beef stock along with the beef to the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 45 minutes.

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Relieve pressure, then strain broth into a separate container and let settle for a few minutes to separate the fat. Skim the fat off the surface of the broth and return it to the pressure cooker. I’ve found a tall, narrow container helps with skimming the fat off easily. Turn heat on high and boil off the liquid until completely evaporated and only fat remains. Then add flour and cook until dark.

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Add all remaining broth, salt, pepper, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Add onion and bay leaves and cook another 3 minutes, then add leek and mushrooms and cook until tender.

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Add meat back to the stew and simmer for 20 minutes.

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Add thyme, whole grain mustard, butter, and chocolate. Stir to combine, simmer just long enough to melt the chocolate, then add parsley just before service. Serve over egg noodles, or as a stew if desired.

Chocolate Mustard Beef Stroganoff

Chocolate Mustard Beef Stroganoff
 
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Recipe adapted from ChefSteps
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 250g egg noodles
  • 750g beef broth
  • 250g Beef, chuck
  • 500g Beef oxtail
  • 50g Oil, for searing
  • 40g Tomato paste (2½ Tablespoons)
  • 100g Sweet onion, ½" dice (about 1 large)
  • 100g Carrot, ½" dice (3/4 cup)
  • 100g Crimini Mushrooms, ½" dice (1 cup)
  • 250g Potato, ½" dice (1⅔ cup)
  • 50g Leek, ½" slice (about 1 leek)
  • Thyme, picked leaves 2 g (1 tablespoon)
  • Fresh bay leaf, fresh 0.5 g (4 leaves)
  • Chocolate, dark 100 g (2/3 cup chips/chopped)
  • Black pepper 4 g (2 teaspoons)
  • Parsley, flat leaf 7 g (1/3 cup)
  • Salt 15 g (2 teaspoons)
  • All-purpose flour 12 g (2 tablespoons)
  • Wholegrain mustard 50 g (3 tablespoons)
  • Butter 40 g (3 tablespoons)
Instructions
  1. Sear meat in the bottom of a pressure cooker over high heat until the sides are very dark and well browned. Do this in batches so as not to overload the pot.
  2. Remove beef and add tomato paste. Sear until very dark.
  3. Add a small amount of beef broth and scrape away fond at the bottom. Then add the rest of the beef stock along with the beef to the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 45 minutes.
  4. Relieve pressure, then strain broth into a separate container and let settle for a few minutes to separate the fat. Skim the fat off the surface of the broth and return it to the pressure cooker. Turn heat on high and boil off the liquid until completely evaporated and only fat remains. Then add flour and cook until dark.
  5. Bring a separate pot of water to a boil and begin cooking your egg noodles according to package directions.
  6. Add all remaining broth, salt, pepper, potatoes, and carrots to the stew. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Add onion and bay leaves and cook another 3 minutes, then add leek and mushrooms and cook until tender.
  7. Add meat back to the stew and simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Add thyme, whole grain mustard, butter, and chocolate. Stir to combine, simmer just long enough to melt the chocolate, then add parsley just before service. Serve over egg noodles, or as a stew if desired.

 

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