French Provencal Style Beef Serve with Chive Baby Potatoes
This is a great recipe for a weekend when you can potter about the kitchen. It looks like a lot of work but it’s really very easy and well worth it. Rich in protein and a great source of fibre.
Marinade for beef
- 700g diced shin beef or stewing steak (trimmed of excess fat)
- ¼ tsp salt and cracked black pepper
- 2 large onions, finely sliced
- 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 sticks celery, cut into 1cm slices
- 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 500ml red wine
- 50ml/ red wine vinegar
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 large sprigs thyme
- 2 pieces of orange rind
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 150g chopped bacon(lardons)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. tomato purée
- 600ml beef stock (can be made from gluten free stock cubes)
- 150g pitted black olives(optional)
- 600g of baby potatoes
- Handful of fresh chives chopped
- In a large container, which will fit in the fridge, put the diced beef with all the ingredients for the marinade. Cover and leave in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours but preferably overnight.
- When you are ready to cook the casserole, drain the meat well. Keep the liquid and the marinade ingredients.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown the beef, bacon, onions and the vegetables from the marinade (omitting the cinnamon and orange rind) in batches.
- Transfer this into an ovenproof casserole dish. Add the marinade liquid to the pan to scrape up the sticky bits in the pan. Boil for 5 minutes and add this to the casserole
- Stir in the tomato purée. Add the beef stock now.
- Put the lid on your casserole dish and put it in the oven for 3 hours at 150°c.
- Take out and add olives and put back in the oven uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Boil the baby potatoes in hot salted water for 15 minutes approx. until soft, drain and toss in chopped chives
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All recipes are created by Frances Buckley MSc.
Licenced food safety trainer. MSc in Applied Culinary Nutrition.
Currently Technical Food Advisor at Coeliac Society of Ireland.