Smokey beef casserole
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Serves: 6
 
A recipe for a beef casserole
Ingredients
  • 1kg stewing beef pieces (on the bone)
  • 45ml olive oil
  • 15ml butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic bulbs, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 250g chorizo, sliced
  • 60ml dry red wine vinegar
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 x 410g whole peeled tomatoes
  • 30ml tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 15ml smoked paprika
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 125ml chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and black pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large heavy-based pot and fry the beef, in batches, on all sides until brown. Remove from the pan.
  3. In the same pan sauté the chopped onions, until soft and fragrant.
  4. Add the garlic, carrots and chorizo and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the vinegar and cook until evaporated.
  6. Add the beef stock, tomato, tomato paste, bay leaves, paprika, thyme sprigs and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover the casserole with a double layer of foil and then the lid.
  8. Cook in the oven for 3 hours. Remove the thyme sprigs and any bones that separated from the meat and serve hot.
Recipe by Pink Polka Dot Food at http://www.pinkpolkadotfood.com/smokey-beef-casserole/