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Beef vindaloo

Beef vindaloo
Los Angeles Times

Sometimes something as simple as changing the cut of meat in a recipe can make the difference between an hour and a half of cooking to dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. The spicy Indian dish Beef Vindaloo ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 pound top sirloin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 cup beef broth

Step 1Slice the beef as thinly as possible, then set it aside.

Step 2Combine the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne and the salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and the ginger and cook, stirring until the mixture is very fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the combined spices and cook 1 minute. Then add the beef, brown sugar, vinegar and beef broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until the flavors are well blended, 6 to 8 minutes.


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