Bazella (Middle Eastern-Style Beef Casserole)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This Middle Eastern-style beef casserole is easy to prepare and makes an excellent weekend lunch or supper dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Heat the oil in heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and gently fry until golden.
  3. Add the braising steak and cinnamon, and fry for a further 3-5 minutes, stirring, until the meat is lightly browned. Transfer the contents of the frying pan to a casserole.
  4. Deglaze the frying pan with half the wine, and pour this mixture into the casserole.
  5. Add the tomato paste, water and remaining wine to the casserole. Stir in the bay leaf and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and season to taste.
  6. Place the casserole in the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in the beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in the parsley just before serving.
  9. Ladle into serving dishes and garnish each dish with a parsley sprig.
  10. Serve with good crusty bread.


Most Helpful

Sorry. I made this as directed and it smelled fantastic while it was cooking, but nobody really liked it in my house. Thanks anyway.

littleturtle June 12, 2007

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