Beef stew

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted mostly due the the fact I have been extremely busy and it’s cold outside now which makes me extremely lazy (don’t know why). I decided to share a beef stew recipe which I made using osso bucco which is a pretty cheap cut of meat here for me ($5 for two osso bucco). When I made this, it tasted amazing! Even though I used a cheap kind of meat; after this whole process the meat was very soft and fell apart! So worth it! So give it a try and it’s cheap to make!



INGREDIENTS

  • 4-6 pieces beef osso bucco (or any cheap meat)
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped roughly
  • 1 carrot, chopped roughly
  • 1 stick celery, chopped roughly
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 cups (1L)  beef stock
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine (tastes better with it)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Methods 

  1. Coat the meat in flour lightly and cook on a fry pan until the outside is golden. Set aside once completed.
  2. In a large pot, add all the chopped vegetables and cook for about 10mins until they start to soften and change colour (light brown)
  3. Add the beef stock and wine
  4. Return the cooked meat into the large pot and allow it to boil first initially for 5mins. Add the parsley too!
  5. Turn the heat down to low-medium and let it simmer for about 1hr to 1hr 30mins. Occasionally mix every half hour.
  6. Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
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