Braised Beef

"I've only tried this once, and was actually rather successful. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since I came across it again, I'll have to try it again soon."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Rub beef generously, all over, with salt, pepper and mustard.
  • Sautee the bacon in large heavy pan.
  • Remove bacon.
  • Add oil.
  • When hot, add the beef and brown evenly on all sides.
  • Add the onions and herbs. Cook until the onions are nearly tender, then add the paprika, tomato paste, wine, stock and replace the bacon.
  • Cover the pot and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until tender.
  • Remove and let it stand for 5 - 10 minutes before carving.
  • Meanwhile, stir the flour into small amount of water. Add this into hot cooking liquid.
  • Stir constantly till thick.
  • Stir in the cream of your choice (I liked it best with sour cream).
  • Serve with mashed or fried potatoes.

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  1. Really Nice, easy to make dinner. I made this for my family of 6 and everyone enjoyed it, the sauce was especially received well! I didn't use any bay leaves or parsley and the sauce came out deliciously tasty :) The meat was very tender and next time I make it I might even make extra sauce... Thanks


I originally joined the site as "aussiekarin", but decided instead to go with my nickname - Kayne. Sorry if this causes any confusion! I moved to the US from Australia in 1970, and apart from three years in Germanyhave been here the whole time. However, still consider myself an Australian, although I was actually born in Holland. Since I come from such a diversified background, my cooking is rather strange at times. Many times it is a combiniation of Dutch, Aussie / English, German and American. I'm not really much of a cook, but enjoy it, nevertheless. I just wish I knew more and could do more - without a recipe! I'm retired now, so one of my goals is to really learn to cook. I intend to enjoy my retirement, doing what I never had time to do before. Since joining Recipezaar in November, 2006, I find that my cooking has changed somewhat. I'm more adventurous, willing to try new and more varied tastes, and combinations, and just about all of what I prepare is edible. Lately, due to a major life change, I've been letting my cooking go, but hopefully that will change one day. Oddly, I miss it, more than I ever thought I would!!!!!
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