Because I failed to buy any bumbu (spices yeaaaaah!) from any supermarket, I had to make-do with what we got from the supermarket. And that was Indofood Mixes by Nestle for Beef Rendang. Beef Rendang is a bit diverse in the flavor department, almost involving all kinds of spices that the country has. I googled random recipes of beef rendang to understand it more, but then, I’ll be using a mix anyway, so I’ll stick to it. 🙂
I decided to add my own flair into making this. I lightly seared the beef in the pressure cooker pot, then added liquid to cover, along with broth, and salt. This was tenderized for about an hour. After it was done, I started on a different pan and WRONGLY mixed the sachet of Indofood with water. Apparently, you stir fry it first before adding the meat and liquid. So anyway, I just mixed everything together. Let the flavors come through. 🙂 I added potatoes and carrots for some lightness. Serve with rice!
It was really simple to make, though it took long. Bu tthe flavors were awesome! 🙂 I already used up two of my sachets and thinking on how to make this beter, from scratch. 🙂 If anybody knows a good local source of the spices used for this like cinnamon and cloves, please do tell me! 🙂
Beef Rendang made with Indofood Mix
1 kilo beef, cut into small cubes
2 packs of Beef Rendang Mix
2 potatoes cubed
1 carrot cubed
Sear the beef cubes in the pressure cooker. Do in small batches if necessary. Once done, put all of the meat together and then add water. Add either salt, or beef buillion. Cook as instructed. Mine took about 1 hour.
Follow as directed using the beef rendang mix 🙂