Thursday, March 14, 2013

Beef with Raisins and pinenuts

1kg diced braising beef
2tbsp flour
6tbsp olive oil
125ml dark beer
1 chopped onion
1 crushed garlic clove
1tsp thyme
1tsp chopped rosemary
2tsp paprika
1tsp cinnamon
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 bay leaves
250ml beef stock
250g mushrooms, halved
50g raisins
50g pine nuts

Preheat the oven to 180deg c

Coat the beef with flour, and brown in olive oil. Transfer to a lidded casserole dish.
Pour the beer into the pan to de-glaze. Pour into the casserole.
Fry onions and herbs for 5 minutes. Add garlic and spices and cook for a further 6 minutes.
Add to the casserole, along with the tomatoes, stock and bay leaves.
cover and transfer to the oven. Cook for 21/2 hours
Add mushrooms, pinenuts and raisins and cook for a further 30 minutes.

I like to serve this with a selection of steamed vegetables, especially savoy cabbage or silverbeet, and baked or mashed potatoes.

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