Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins
A "one-dish" meal that can satisfy a big appetite. I got this from a friend who copied it from "some cookbook, somewhere, a few years ago".
- 2 lbs chuck steaks
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 4 medium onions, chopped (optional)
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1⁄3 cup plum jam
- 1⁄3 cup vinegar
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and the salt together into a bowl.
- Smooth in butter until you have a mixture of fine crumbs.
- Add in the chives and parsley, mixing well.
- Add the milk and stir it in until just combined.
- Place onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Roll out to a 1 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut into 2 inch rounds.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Trim the excess fat/tendons off of your beef and cut the beef into cubes about 1 inch in size Toss the beef and the flour together.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy pan and cook the meat quickly, in small batches, over med-hi heat until browned.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and add the garlic and onions and cook them for about 3 minutes or until they are soft Put the garlic and onion mixture together with the meat in a large bowl.
- Add the jam, vinegar, stock, and chili sauce to the meat and stir well.
- Place in ovenproof dish, cover, and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Remove the cover and turn oven up to 475 degrees.
- Place your biscuits on top of the meat and bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes Serve.
Good! I've been on a mission to use a bunch of homemade plum jam and have had my eye on this recipe. It's different but very tasty. Perfect for a cold day. My whole family, including 3 red meat-loving boys, enjoyed it. Used 2 1/4 lb. stew meat cut into 1-inch pieces. I did include the onions, and there are a lot of them. Just a word of caution if onions aren't your thing. They did add quite a bit of flavor. My 9 biscuits were thinner than the recipe suggested and 22 minutes was too long so I'll watch that more closely next time. Also add a bit of salt to the meat mixture. Thanks for sharing the recipe!