Suggested Wine Pairing: Teroldego
Recipe by Chef Randy Whiteford
- 2 lbs Beef Chuck
- 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
- 5 Garlic Cloves (smashed)
- 2 Fresh Poblano Peppers (diced)
- 2 Dried Pasilla Chiles (de-stemmed & de-seeded)
- 5 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 1/4 cup Raw Cashews
- 3 Tbsp Dark Chocolate (chopped)
- 3 cups Chicken Stock
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Cut beef into 2-inch pieces, season with salt and sear on at least two sides (in small batches). Transfer to a heavy-bottomed casserole dish.
Add remaining ingredients (except the chicken stock and chocolate) to the pan used to sear the beef. Sweat on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Transfer vegetables to the casserole dish and add chicken stock. Cover tightly with foil and cook in the oven until beef is very tender (about 3 hours).
Remove beef to a serving dish and keep warm.
Transfer vegetables and liquid to a blender. Add chocolate and blend until smooth, adjusting seasoning to taste.
Pour sauce over beef, mix gently, and serve.
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