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Farmhouse Casserole


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Ingredients:

  • 65 g St Ivel Mono; (2.5oz)
  • 1 Onion; skinned and sliced
  • 700 g Lean stewing steak; cut into 1 cm (0.5 inch cubes) (1.5lb)
  • 45 ml Seasoned flour; (3tbsp)
  • 2 Leeks; trimmed and sliced
  • 4 Carrots; peeled and sliced
  • 225 g Button mushrooms; (8oz)
  • 600 ml Beef stock; (1pt)
  • 1 400 g; (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly
  • Ground black pepper
  • Bouquet garni

Directions:

Melt the St Ivel Mono in a large saucepan. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
 
Toss the meat in seasoned flour until evenly coated. Put in the saucepan and cook until lightly browned all over. Add the onions, leeks, carrots and mushrooms and mix well.
 
Stir in the stock, tomatoes, salt, pepper and bouquet garni and mix well.
 
Cover the pan, bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, bring the mixture to the boil and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Cover the dish and cook in a preheated oven at 150C / 300F gas mark 2 for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
 
Serve the casserole with new potatoes, jacket potatoes, brown rice or wholemeal pasta.
 
Variation:
 
Use 300ml (0.5pt) red wine in place of half of the stock, for a delicious casserole.
 
Use other vegetables of your choice.
 
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