Beef Casserole

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
15 mins
2 hrs

I spent an day looking after a family members home while workmen were there to install a new security entranceway (they are away on holiday) so to keep me busy I decided to go through their cookbooks looking for some recipes to post on 'zaar.

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  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Roll beef in flour mixed with paprika.
  3. Put into an enamelled, cast iron casserole that will hold all the ingredients comfortably with not too much extra space.
  4. Whiz tomatoes and their juice in a food processor, or crush roughly with a wooden spoon, then add to meat.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to casserole and stir.
  6. Press a piece of baking paper over contents and cover with lid. Cook in oven, undisturbed for 2 hours.
  7. Season to taste. Check if meat and potatoes are tender and if necessary cook longer.
  8. Serve with a bowl of yoghurt, perhaps a small bowl of sliced pickled dill cucumbers or if you are happy to use another pot, steamed cooked carrots or other vegetables alongside.