It's been awhile since I last posted a recipe here. Most of the cooking I've done lately has been the type of food that I can make 3-4 servings of then eat one fresh and chuck everything else in the refrigerator for the rest of the week.
This week however, I had a couple of friends over for movie night and we had a hearty slow cook beef casserole. What I love about this recipe is that it is essentially a one pot dish. You just prep all the ingredients, throw them into the pot, and let it cook in the oven for a couple of hours. You can even serve it straight out of the same pot! Leaving you lots of time to talk to your guests and saves on clean up as well. Really just the perfect meal for a cozy rainy night in. Enjoy.
1. Preheat your oven to 150C.
2. Chop your beef, turnip, carrots into bite sized chunks. Make them all roughly the same size.
3. Chop the bacon and mushroom into slivers and dice the shallots.
4. In a medium sized bowl, dredge the beef in flour. Season with salt and pepper, then work everything into the beef until it is fully coated.
5. Heat up some olive oil in a pot and sear the beef on all sides. Then remove from heat and set aside.
6. In the same pot, stir fry the bacon for a minute or two. Then add the turnip, carrot, and shallots.
7. Throw in a handful of dried thyme and 2 bay leaves. Then add the mushrooms and tomato paste.
8. Finally add the red wine and water. Cover the pot and let it all come to a boil. Then pop it into the oven and leave it for 2 and a half hours.
800 g Braising beef
2-3 tbsps flour
200 g Bacon
A handful of dried Thyme
2 Bay leaves
250 g Mushrooms
4 tbsps Tomato paste
500 ml Red wine
300 ml Water