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Lazy Lu'au with spinach and taro leaves

 Came up with this recipe because I realized I really wanted to make Lu’au stew and low and behold, I did not have enough taro leaves. It came out winner because the spinach thickened it a little and it had the taste of lu’au as if spinach was not there.
Besides in my neck of the woods it cost a lot to buy one package of frozen taro leaves so we slice the budget down a tad bit. For all of us that have cooked taro leaves before, it’s a pain of an extra step…Worth it for lau lau, however. Not today!
Posted By: Caroline's Food Creations Blogspot
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Calories 1739 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. beef brisket cut into 1 inch cubes (I don’t trim fat)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. Hawaiian or rock salt
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 or 2 pkg. (1 lb. bag) frozen taro leaves ** I used 1 pkg. and 2 pkg. fresh spinach
  • 1 whole onion diced
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 5 cups beef stock **sometimes 1 cup diced carrots 

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, heat oil and brown beef with garlic.
  • Add onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add beef stock and 2 cups water, and 1 tbsp. Hawaiian salt.
  • Bring to boil and simmer, partially covered, until the meat is fork tender, 2 or more hours.
  • Add the remaining water and spinach, melt down spinach for a few minutes and then drained frozen taro leaves.
  • Simmer for about 20 more minutes. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

How To Serve:

  • Good to go! Splash of chili pepper water if you like spice. Serve over one bowl rice and BAM! There you go lazy ONO lu’au.

Notes

**you can add beef bouillon cubes if more beef flavor desired. At anytime if liquid evaporates, add more beef broth to keep beef emerged.
 
NUTRITION INFORMATION:
Note that nutrition information is as per recipe not as per servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 1739kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 214gFat: 83gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 41gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 562mgSodium: 8885mgPotassium: 5356mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B5: 3mgVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 238mgIron: 21mg
Keyword lu'au, stew, spinach, taro leaves,lau lau
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