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Beef Luau

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3 pounds stew meat
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
4 quarts water
2 pounds luau (taro leaves)
2 tablespoons salt
Dash of baking soda


In a large saucepan, brown meat and garlic. Stir in onion; cook until clear. Add 2 quarts of the water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Wash luau thoroughly; break off stems and remove fibrous part of stems and veins. Put stems and leaves into a saucepan. Add remaining 2 quarts water, 1 tablespoon of the salt, and the baking soda. Cook until luau is tender, about 30 to 45 minutes; drain. Stir luau and remaining 1 tablespoon salt into meat mixture. Cook 10 more minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving: 350 calories, 22 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 100 mg cholesterol, 1500 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 32 g protein

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Featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on 4/21/10
Featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on 4/21/10