“i may not eat meat any more but i used to and my husband still does so i make him and his meaty friends and my family this quite a lot. im a firm believer in getting meat from the butcher in my case the market that way you know its local you know its not been sprayed with presevative and you can ask for advice when buying it and where it has come from. I use beef shin as it is cheap tasty and not overlly fatty. i do cut out all gristley bits but leave in the little veins of fat for moisture, and yes this does take some time but i think its worth it. You could buy ready diced braising steak from the super market but you will get a lot more for your money from the butcher, for the record it cost about £4 for 3 thick slices of shin beef which is about 1.5Lbs of meat. however you get your meat though this will taste nice. i serve this with baked potatoes”
READY IN:
2hrs 40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. preheat oven to gas mark 5.
  2. prepare your shin beef by removing any hard gristley bits and excess fat. remeber thin veins of fat running through the meat are a sign of quality and will keep the meat moist, so dont get to OCD about the fatcut your beef into chunks.
  3. mix together the flour and salt and pepper and toss the meat in this flour mix until lightly covered.
  4. heat the olive oil in a frying pan until hot and add the meat in bathches browing for a couple of minutes. remove form heat and pan.
  5. in a large casserole dish place the meat the garlic and cut up vegeatables.
  6. roughly break up plum tomatoes and tip into jug add the tomato paste oxo cubes, spices, water and vinger stirring well. tip this mix over the meat and veg in caseerole dish. if neccesaary add a little more water to bring the water level with top of meat and veg.
  7. cover with foil and bake for at least 1.5hrs. if you wnat to make this earlier in the day and cook it for longer lower the gas mark to 4/3 and inccrease time to 3-4 hours, check on it occiasonally to see if it needs more water.
  8. half an hour before serving remove foil and continue to cook uncovered. remove from oven and check consistentcy, if you would like to make it thicker add a couple of teaspoons of gravey granuales.
  9. serve with baked potaoes and chilled shots of vodka yum.

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