I’ll explain myself right now: to me, eating an animal’s heart is not weird, it’s just meat. If it’s weird to you, substitute it for regular beef. Why I love heart? It’s cheap (under 3€ per kilogram), very tasty and also lean. Here is my bean and heart stew recipe.
What do you need?
1 beef heart, about 700 grams
1 packet (= 400 grams) of frozen green beans
1 large red bell pepper, about 200 grams
60 grams of butter
15 grams of oil
salt and pepper
How to make it?
First of all, take your beans out of the freezer some hours before you start cooking. Let them defrost well.
When they are defrosted, start cooking the dish. Boil a pot of water for the beans. Add in the beans and some salt and cook for about 5 minutes (check what the packet says to get best results).
Get your pan preheating to medium high heat and add the oil to it. Chop up the beef heart into pretty small cubes. When the pan is hot, add the meat and make sure you don’t burn it. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure you don’t forget your beans and drain them when they are done.
Chop up the bell pepper and add to the pan, add a dash of salt. Fry for a little while and then add the meat and bell pepper mixture to the beans in your pot. Put in the butter and let it steam for some minutes, until the butter is melted and all the tastes have combined.
Serve up! Bon appetit!
What about nutrition?
The whole recipe is 1550 kcal, 137 grams of protein, 46 grams of total carbs (including 22 g of fiber so about 24 g of net carbs), 93 grams of fat.
If divided into 3 servings, one serving is 517 kcal, 46 grams of protein, 15,3 grams of total carbs (including 7,3 g of fiber so about 8 g of net carbs), 31 grams of fat.