Monday, March 7, 2011

Beef tips with Pomegranate Molasses

1 1/2 pound beef tips
1 cup pomegranate molasses
1 bundle fresh thyme

Put the beef  tips in a saute pan and cook over med. to low heat for 25 min.
Stirring occasionally, then after 25 min. turn up the heat till meat starts to sear.
Add the pomegranate molasses and thyme to the pan. Cook until the molasses starts to get thick and syrupy. Turn the beef tips over for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the beef tips  from the pan and let rest for 8 to 10 minutes and remove the thyme bundle.
If the mixture is very thick add a few drops of water to loosen things up.
Drizzle the beef tips  with the reduced molasses  and serve.

Pomegranate  Molasses recipe
 Makes 1 cup of Molasses

4 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

For Molasses: Place the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 cup, approximately 70 minutes. It should be the consistency of thick syrup. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.