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Beef Heart Stew

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Rating: 5/5
4 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   10

recipe id: 76367
cook method: stovetop, crock pot

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3 pounds beef heart
6 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
black pepper
3/4 cup dry red wine, or less
1 1/2 cup water
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 carrots, clean, sliced
2 large potatoes, large cubes
1 medium turnip, cubed
1 package lima beans, frozen
3 beef bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons beef base
1 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Dijon mustard
black pepper
Tabasco sauce


Insert knife in cavity of heart and cut into two halves. Cut off internal cords and loose tissue. Remove fat and large blood vessels. Cut heart muscle into 3/4" cubes.

If heart seems to be tough, drop cubes into large Ziploc bag and add 2 tb vinegar and 1 tb salt, expel most of air, seal bag and place in refrigerator for two hours.

Rinse several times with cold water, drain and dry cubes. Add flour, salt, pepper and cumin to a plastic bag and drop in meat cubes. Shake vigorously to coat meat. Shake off excess flour and saute meat in moderately hot skillet. Do not crowd meat or you will end up boiling it.

Place browned pieces in slow cooker. Add wine to warm skillet to deglaze, add to slow cooker. Add water. Saute onions and celery and add to slow cooker. Add carrots, potatoes, turnip, beans, beef base, coffee granules, mustard and Tabasco to slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or 6 hours on low. Stir with spatula several times while cooking. If needed, thicken liquid with beurre manie.

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245 calories, 5 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
The recipe is a good one.
I made this with my second beef heart and it was better than my previous heart which I pan fried. Also, my family was more inclined to try the stewed variation.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've always wanted to try beef heart and saw it at the store last time so I bought it. Didn't tell the family what it was (just said we're having beef for dinner). They loved it! About an hour after dinner I told them. They were mad at first but agreed that they loved it. Although I have a feeling they are going to be suspicious of what I cook from now on.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My kids even ate it and liked it. Great recipe and not that hard to do.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Tricked my hubby, as knew he wouldn't eat if he knew it was beef heart. He loved it, and so did me and my son

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