Beef Pastitsada

Beef Pastitsada
Beef Pastitsada

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 30

    * 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

  • 800

    * 800g (13/4 lbs) beef braising steak

  • 12

    * 12 shallots, peeled

  • 10

    * 10ml (2 tsp) ground allspice

  • 250

    * 250ml (1 cup) red wine

  • 2

    * 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes or 800g (13/4 lbs) fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded

  • 300

    * 300ml (1/2 pint) beef stock

  • * 15ml (1 tbsp) sugar optional

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan 130°C/300°F/gas mark 2. 2. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof dish over a high heat. Add a third of the beef and cook for 5 minutes until well browned. Set aside on a plate and repeat to brown the remaining meat. 3. Add the shallots to the pan. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until just starting to colour. 4. Return the beef to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any caramelized bits of meat from the base of the pan. 5. Cover with a lid and place in the oven. Cook for 3½ hours or until rich and thick. Season to taste. Serving Suggestion * Serve with rice of lashings of creamy mash, plus seasonal green vegetables.

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