Rich braised beef with melting onions

Rich braised beef with melting onions

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Spoil your family with meltingly tender braised beef, that won't break the bank

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
364
protein
44g
carbs
11g
fat
16g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
8g
salt
1.03g

Ingredients

  • 4 thick generous slices beef shin, about 700g/1lb 9oz
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 700ml beef stock (made with 2 cubes)
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 large flat mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • chopped parsley, to serve

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Method

  1. Dust the beef in flour, then set aside. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 mins. Add the sugar and cook for 5-10 mins, stirring frequently, until the onions are caramelised. Stir in the garlic for the final few mins.
  2. Pour in the stock and stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Add the beef and mushrooms, then season, adding plenty of black pepper. Cover and cook gently for 2 hrs until the meat is tender. Can be chilled for up to 3 days. To freeze, cool and store in freezer bags. Thaw and reheat in a pan. Serve scattered with parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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VikingPrincess2312's picture
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I made this today and I used best quality braising beef I get from Swillington Farm in Yorkshire in my monthly meat box... This is delicious and even my fussy husband loved it!!!

lorriloo's picture

Easy, good and simple. Other half loved it and so did my little 18 month son. Served with simple mash.

kathy535's picture
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This was ok, but not that special really. Nice and easy to do and decent flavours but there are better recipes on here so I probably won't bother again.

frojoarthur's picture

added a splash of red wine as well and used dark muscovado sugar instead. lovely recipe though

sare1983's picture
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Didn't like the this much at all, was really disappointed because it sounds amazing. The flavour just wasn't there for me, maybe I did something wrong

lizleicester's picture
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Cooked this in the slow cooker but found the end result disappointing. Needed to thicken the gravy and didn't think the flavour was up to much despite having good ingredients.

emeara's picture
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Have made this several times and we love it.

katepriestley's picture
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Did reduce the portion size because the mountain of onions looked daunting and the size of the beef might have been too much because I wanted to serve it with butternut squash, carrots and mashed potato. All in all was delicious and easy to make. I am quite a beginner and the youngest in the family but I did them proud! Couldn't find braised beef shins which was a shame but steaks worked well. Was lovely and tender! And the sauce/gravy was rich and full of flavour!

kellydavison's picture

Lovely dish. A real winner. Left for hours and tasted even better. Served with roasted carrots with honey and garden peas - delish!

krbcsaunders's picture
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Absolutely lovely dish, just make sure the stock is really flavoursome to add depth to the dish. I used a powdered stock which qasn't intense enough

glenyst's picture
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If you're going out, leave this on a timer or in a slow cooker, and it's the perfect meal to come home to on a cold night.

emilybrisley's picture
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really tasty, also made in the slow cooker which turned out well. really good alternative to a winter sunday roast for 2 on a budget!

indieprincess's picture
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Very tasty, made this twice in the slow cooker along with the Jackets stuffed with Leeks and Boursin and the Thyme glazed carrots and peas. Good old winter comfort food

lizzafezza's picture
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Really tasty, served it with the stuff baked potatoes and peas/carrots from the magazine, which went really well. A good winter warmer, would make again.

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