Braised Beef with Pepper Rajah

December 11th, 2013 by r.daswani

Your guests will think you spent your whole day in the kitchen preparing this delicious dish, yet with a pressure cooker; this dish is cooked in no time.

Braised Beef with Pepper Rajah

Serves – 4 to 6

1kg beef, cut into strips
6 crushed garlic cloves
1 onion, cut into wedges
500ml beef broth
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
6 bay leaves
2 tbsp olive oil

Combine soy sauce, paprika, black pepper, cayenne, and cumin in a bowl.
Rub meat with spice mix; cover and marinade 15 minutes.  

Heat oil in stove-top pressure cooker; and sauté beef with spices until brown on all sides; remove, set aside.

Add onions, garlic and bay leaves; cook 3 minutes. Add broth, tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce, using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pressure cooker.

Return beef to the cooker, stir and close cooker.
As soon as the cooker is in pressure, lower heat and cook 30 minutes.

Release pressure. Carefully open cooker, add bell peppers, stir and simmer 5 minutes, adjust salt to taste, and serve hot, with steam rice.