What Do Josh Groban And Beef Have In Common?

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I used to sit next to a woman at work that loved Josh Groban’s music. She used to send me links to songs of his on YouTube even. I never actually listened to any of them so I can’t say for sure if he’s any good or not, but the name stuck with me. Thankfully she moved on and the emailing of songs stopped.

A couple weeks ago The Kid and I went to the spice store for just one spice – coriander. Yeah, right. As if I could get out of there with just one spice. It’s almost as bad as Target or Ikea for impulse purchases. At least I managed to get the coriander along with several other jars of new things to try. Rogan Josh is one of them.

Honestly I’ve never heard of this spice and the only reason I picked it up was because it made me think of Josh Groban. Then I sniffed it and I had to buy a jar. This stuff smells awesome. Spicy even. The jar claims it is a blend of flavors from India, China, and Pakistan all rolled into one. I decided to break it out this weekend and made the most wonderful beef dish. I googled first to find a recipe and changed it up slightly.

The sauce ended up a rich spicy/sweet combination. This stuff was good but it did look a little strange. Everytime I order Indian food, it’s the same color no matter what I get. I paired it with carrots since I wanted to add some color to my plate. I’ll definitely be making this again. It was all I could do to not mow through the remaining two servings. I managed to resist only because that means I get to have it again tomorrow night.

Rogan Josh BeefRogan Josh Beef (AKA Josh Groban Beef)

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 lb beef roast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Rogan Josh seasoning
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a pot over medium heat and add oil. Put in beef cubes and try to arrange the pieces so they aren’t touching. This way they’ll brown better since they’ve got some room to breathe. Brown the beef on all sides. This will take about 5 minutes or so. Add the onion to the pot and cook until the onion softens and starts to brown. You can salt and pepper to taste, but be careful with the pepper since the Rogan Josh also has pepper in it already.

Add the Rogan Josh spice and cook for about a minute to warm the spices up with the beef and onions. Add in the coconut milk and water, stir to mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about an hour until the beef is done and tender. Serves about 4.

I used beef roast since I had one in the freezer but you could make it even easier on yourself and just buy stew meat. That way you don’t have to cut the meat into pieces. I also used lite canned coconut milk since that is what I had on hand. It would probably taste even richer with the regular coconut milk. Double the recipe and get even more joyous dinners out of this. Give it a try with lamb or chicken.

Do you like Josh Groban? Have you ever tried Rogan Josh? Am I the only one who connects the two?

FYI – I did a quick search on Amazon and saw that there is a pre-made Rogan Josh sauce. I can’t vouch for the taste of that but it could make this recipe even easier if it’s any good.

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