Potenshire Hot-Blooded


The signature dish of Potenshire in Evern Coast, Gristan is not one particular food but a way of preparing and seasoning meat called "hot-blooded" -- they start by thin-slicing beef or pork and marinating it in a melt-your-face-off masala barbecue sauce, then drizzled with a milder cousin of the marinade until the whole thing is dripping. Hot-blooded meats are often served as kebabs or on a roll. This recipe is an at-home adaptation of what you'd find sold on the streets and bars of Potenshire.


Hot-blooded Marinade:

1 Tbsp garam masala

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 Tbsp dark chili powder

2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp ground coriander

1 Tbsp salt

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

Dripping sauce:

1/2 medium onion, small diced

1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 5-6 cloves)

1 1/2 cups ketchup

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp garam masala

1/2 Tbsp dark chili powder

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil


20oz stew beef

6 steak rolls

1/3 cup white wine

Optional toppings:

Mild orange cheddar cheese

Carrots, sliced long and thin

Sweet peppers, sliced long and thin


Prepare the Marinade:
1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients and thoroughly mix.

Prepare the Sauce:
1. In a mixing bowl or 4-cup measuring cup, combine the ingredients.
2. Use an immersion blender on high to thoroughly blend.

Prepare the Sandwich:
1. Marinate the meat in the marinade for 3 hours, massaging the marinade into the meat at the beginning and every hour.
2. In a large pan (preferably cast iron), heat a thin layer of olive oil to medium-high.
3. Add the marinated meat to the hot pan. Sear for a few minutes, then flip and sear for another few minutes.
4. Add the seared meat to a slow cooker.
5. Add the white wine to the pan to deglaze the fond. Add fond to the slow cooker.
6. Add the dripping sauce to the slow cooker.
7. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring every couple of hours.
8. Spoon out any large pieces of meat and thin slice them before returning them to the pot.
9. Toast the steak rolls to desired doneness.
10. Add optional toppings as desired.
11. Spoon the meat and sauce onto the steak rolls. Serve hot.