Culturs Celebrations: Destination Colombia — Black Topside Beef

Culturs Celebrations: Destination Colombia -- Black-Topside-Beef

We visited Colombia to bring you the sights, sounds and flavor of the local culture. With Culturs Celebrations, we created a Dinner Party Kit for 10 to make it easy for you to join the party and invite your friends and family. Get festive with us!


Culturs Celebrations! Destination: Colombia -- Black Topside Beef
Black Topside Beef

Servings: 4

1 Topside beef without fat (1 kilo approx.)
5 cloves garlic, chopped or 3 tablespoons garlic paste
1 white onions finely chopped
1 carrot finely chopped
1 bell pepper finely chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
100 gr tablespoons grated panela 1/2 cup red wine, dark beer or Coca-Cola
1 tablespoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper 100 milliliters oil
3 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons plain flour


  1. Prepare a mixture of garlic, onion, soy sauce, panela, wine, carrot, bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, put the meat and add the mixture to marinate for at least 8 hours. Leave in the fridge.
  3. In a large pot, heat oil and add the meat and seal it until a crust is formed.
  4. Sauté the vegetables and add the sealed meat and cover with the wine and water or beef broth, cook for about 3 hours.
  5. Remove the meat on a plate and set aside for a few minutes.
  6. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of flour in cold water.
  7. In another pot, add another cup of broth and the dissolved flour.
  8. Mix well and simmer until it gets thick with the cooking liquid.
  9. Cut the meat into slices and serve with the sauce.
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