Hearty, tender beef in a sumptuous red wine sauce.
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4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
900g diced stewing steak
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
500ml red wine
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 (300g) tin chopped mushrooms
Method Prep:20min › Cook:3hr › Ready in:3hr20min
In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and ground black pepper. Coat the beef cubes with this mixture.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the beef and brown well on all sides. Pour this into a 2 litre casserole.
Return the pan to the heat and add the onion, carrots and garlic to it. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until onion is tender. Add the wine, bay leaf, parsley, thyme and liquid from the mushrooms. Pour over meat.
Bake, covered, at 180 C / Gas 4 for 2 1/2 hours. Remove cover, add tinned mushrooms, and bake for 30 more minutes.