Butter bean and Beef Braise

PennyBy Penny    

April 13, 2016

Ingredients

500g braising steak

1-2 onions sliced

A drop of rapeseed or veg oil

2 garlic cloves minced

1.5 tspn cumin

1.5 -2 tspn smoked paprika

1 tspn chilli powder

1.5 tspn sugar ( I used soft brown , any will do )

1-1.5 tins tomatoes

1 tin of butter beans drained

Optional sliced mushrooms or peppers

I served with orzo but any pasta or even mash would do

Directions

1Heat oven to 160c

2Heat the oil in an ovenproof dish and fry the beef in batches until coloured . Now fry off the onions and garlic until soft

3Add in the spices and tomatoes , stir well to combine . Put in the oven and cook for 2.5 hrs

4After 2.5 hours add in the drained butter beans and cook for another 30 minutes . Loosen the sauce with a little water if needed.

5Serve

6Can be made in a slow cooker , cook for 4-6 hours . Can also be made in a pressure cooker , cook for 25 minutes add the beans and cook for 3 more minutes

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