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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Chocolate!

Since it is Valentine's Day everyone is posting on Chocolate.
I will join in!
This is a different way to use cocoa~
and a left over cup of coffee.
Chocolate Beef Tenderloin
1/2 cup strong coffee
2Tbs olive oil
2# beef
2 Tbs flour
2 cups beef stock
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1tsp basil &oregano
pinch allspice
fresh thyme
1cup carrots
1cup pearl onions
1cup greenbeans
Slice beef into cubes, marinade in ziplock bag with coffee (I added a splash of WhistleStop Marinade) Heat olive oil in a large shallow pan. Brown beef quickly and remove. Add flour to pan and stir until brown. Slowly add broth and the coffee marinade stirring until blended. Stir in tomato paste and spices. Return meat to the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add carrots and cook until tender. Uncover, add onions and green beans. Simmer. The sauce will thicken as the veggies become tender.

I serve it over garlic mashed potatoes.
Now that is a different way to eat chocolate!
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

18 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Wow -- coffee, cocoa and beef together -- what could possibly be bad about that?!

justabeachkat said...

Now this is one recipe I've never heard of!!! It sounds wonderful though.

Happy Valentine's Day sweet friend!

Hugs!
Kat
(come to my place for 2 new awards)

Tonja said...

*********** "B" CLUB BABBLE ******

May all the love you show today

Come back to you in the nicest way!

LOVE

Tonja

Sandi McBride said...

Something different encompassing my favorites...coffee, chocolate and meat...who'd a thunk it? LOL
Happy Valentines Day girl!
hugs
Sandi

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, oh my an unusual combination of flavours but we bet they work!! Look great too. Just caught up with your posts, you move fast! Happy Valentinbes Day, we hope you have a lovely day! Jenn and Jacqui

joan said...

What a great recipe! The combination sounds wonderful. Happy Valentines Day to you!

Frasypoo said...

It looks delicious!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Jill, happy Valentines Day, friend! That looks yummy. We are having tons o' chocolate at our house today.

Enjoyed reading more about you in the post below!

xo,
Rhoda

artgirlATL said...

Oh My Goodness! That sounds so good. Happy V-Day!

windycorner said...

That sounds fabulous....it doesn't help that I missed breakfast and I'm starving. Happy Valentine's Day! huggy bears,
Holley

Back Through Time said...

Interesting recipe!Might have to give it a try!!
Happy Valentine's Day and hope you get lots of chocolate!
Michelle

Hope said...

I can't imagine all these flavors together but it looks so good!

Happy Valentine's Day, Sandi! May your day be sweet!

Hugs,
Hope

PAT said...

That looks delish!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Pat

Gigi said...

It sounds a lot like mole. MMMM, looks good with the garlic mashed potatoes! Happy Valentine's Day!

tamlovesran said...

Looks delicious! I need to try a few new recipes for dinner.
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Shelly said...

Yum! I think The Husband will like that one, I need to put it on my "to do" list.
Thanks!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Sandi, I think that recipe sounds delicious. I am heading to the kitchen right now to thaw some beef. I will try it tonite...even the garlic mashed potatoes too. :) Thanks for sharing. Have a super great weekend. We woke up to an ice covered world today. Yuk!

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