Posta Negra (Colombian-Style Black Beef)

by Erica Dinho on May 14, 2011

Posta Negra

Posta Negra is another traditional and delicious Colombian dish from the Atlantic Coast of the country. It contains beef, cooked in a sauce of Coca-Cola, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and panela or brown sugar.

There are many different versions of this dish, but this one is very popular on the Atlantic Coast. The must have side dishes for “Posta Negra” include boiled or fried yuca, fried green plantains and coconut rice.

Buen Provecho!

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(4-6 servings)

  • 3 pounds beef eye round roast
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or salsa negra
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or grated panela
  • 1 cup of Coca-Cola

Posta Negra colombiana


  1. Place the onions and garlic in a food processor and puree.
  2. Place the beef in a zip lock bag, add the onion mixture, salt and pepper.
  3. Be sure the beef is covered with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  4. In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter and brown the meat on all sides.
  5. Add water to cover the beef and cook for 2 hours over medium heat.
  6. Add the brown sugar, Coca-Cola, butter and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Cook for about 30 minutes more. To serve slice the beef and pour the sauce on top.
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1 norma May 14, 2011 at 9:37 AM

I had this at a friends house and thought it was quite good and the meat was so tender.

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2 Jeannie May 14, 2011 at 10:52 AM

THat looks absolutely delicious! Love it the way you cook it, full of gravy!


3 Anna May 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Slow cooked meat are my favorite dishes, all the flavors get together beautifully. Yours looks fantastic, and the rice with corn….yummmmm. Have a great weekend Erica. :-)


4 nammi May 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM

yumm, looks so tempting, nice big juicy piece of meat!!


5 Belinda @zomppa May 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM

My goodness – this plate looks like it was made just for me!! Drooling!


6 rosita vargas May 15, 2011 at 3:50 PM

La posta negra es una de las carnes más exquisitas,me encanta,me gustó el plato contundente y sabroso,gracias por el comentario,cariños y abrazos.


7 rebecca May 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM

lovely beef recipe


8 Faith May 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM

The beef looks tender and juicy and I love the sound of that flavorful coca cola sauce! Great dish, Erica!


9 Jonny May 18, 2011 at 7:57 AM

we’re huge fans of Colombian food in general, but haven’t seen this on any Colombian menus. It sounds amazingly delicious! Are the worcestershire sauce and coca-cola traditional or are there substitutes that are used in Colombia?


10 Erica May 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Jonny- They are traditional for this dish, but some people omit the salsa negra or worcestershire sauce. In Colombia we have a variation of dishes cook in Coca-Cola.


11 FERNANDO January 29, 2014 at 11:44 AM


El corte de carne “beef eye round roast” corresponde a lo que en Colombia conocemos como “muchacho” ?

Cordial saludo,



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