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Colombian Savory-Sweet Braised Beef (Fast & Slow)

FAST: 2¼ hours
Slow: 10 to 11 hours 45 minutes active

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Colombian Savory-Sweet Braised Beef (Fast & Slow)

This classic coastal Colombian dish, called posta negra, is made by braising beef in a flavorful liquid seasoned with panela (raw cane sugar) and spices. We use a beef chuck roast, divide it into three pieces along its natural seams, trim it well (it's a fat-rich cut), then tie each piece with kitchen twine. This ensures the meat cooks evenly and as quickly as possible. In Colombia, the dish might be served with fried plantains, yucca fritters and a simple salad; we liked it with an easy pico de gallo and/or mashed potatoes.




Don't forget to scrape the underside of the strainer after pressing on the solids with a spatula. The thick pulp tends to cling to the mesh; scraping ensures you collect as much of it as possible so the sauce has the correct consistency and flavor.

FAST: 2¼ hours
Slow: 10 to 11 hours

45 minutes active

kathleen h.

Use the lots of leftover sauce to make Columbian Boston Baked Beans!....Don't add the broth if you are using the pressure cooker.

Elena A.

I've made this both in the instant pot and in the oven. Delicious recipe, although very rich. I usually use 2-3 tbsp of soy sauce and 1 tbcp of fish sauce instead of Worcester sauce.

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