This is a rich and very satisfying casserole. The port gives it an aroma and richness that will have you contemplating taking it out of the oven way too early. Beef recipes are the easy recipes you need every day for hearty home cooking and this beef casserole recipe is one you will want to print.
What you need
500g stewing beef cubed
2 large onions finely sliced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon flour
1 liter beef stock
Pinch of thyme
Salt and pepper
Season the meat and sprinkle over the flour. In a pot or cast iron casserole, brown the meat well and remove.
Add some olive oil and cook the onions until they are soft and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and return the beef.
Add the port and allow it to simmer for a few minutes to remove some of the alcohol, then add the beef stock and the thyme, give it a good mix, cover and place in 200 Celsius oven for 2 hours. If you are using a pot and casserole dish, turn out the contents of the pot ensuring you get all of the sauce, cover and into the oven.
Remove from the oven, the sauce should be rich, thick and shiny. If it is still a little loose, pop it back in the oven uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Best served with mash.
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