Slow Cooked Aromatic Beef

If there is one dish I really crave for during the bleak, cold days of winter, it would have to be warm comfort food like this flavoursome and fragrant Slow Cooked Aromatic Beef stew.

This Slow Cooked Aromatic Beef recipe is so easy to make and one that will satisfy your hunger and nourish your body, especially when served with creamy mash potato – yum!

I just love how the flavours are so intensified when you cook a dish like this slowly over a long period of time – it really is worth the wait.

Beef Stew 2What you need

  • 300g beef chuck steak – cut into 5cm pieces
  • 300g beef blade steak – cit into 5cm pieces
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 1 long red chilli – whole
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 5cm strip of orange rind
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 x 400g tinned tomatoes – crushed

What you do

Heat the oil on a medium heat in a large heavy based pot

Add the pieces of steak in small batches and cook until nicely browned – transfer to a plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining pieces of steak.

Add the onions and garlic, cook until they soften.

Return the meat to the pot.

Add all the other ingredients and stir through.

Add enough water to almost cover the meat and bring to the boil, then turn Dow to a slow simmer and cook covered for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender and breaks apart using a fork.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or steamed rice and a fresh green salad.