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    Braised beef with red wine

    An easy crowd-pleaser, one-pot cooking and at £2.55 per serving

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 120 minutes
    • Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 70g Waitrose Farm Assured Cubetti Di Pancetta
    • 400g pack Waitrose Irish Stew Mix (find in the chiller)
    • 700g Waitrose British Beef Diced stewing steak
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • ½ bottle red wine
    • 1 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Nonpareille Capers, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC, gas mark 3. Place the oil in a flameproof casserole dish, add the pancetta, then cook until lightly browned. Add the stew mix to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until browned. Stir in the beef with the bay leaves, and season. Add the wine, bring to the boil then cover and place in the oven for 2 hours until the meat is tender, stirring occasionally and adding water if the dish gets too dry.
    2. Just before serving stir in the capers. Cook for 1 minute then season. Serve piping hot with creamy mashed potatoes.

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    Cook's tips

    Drizzle 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar in at the end of cooking to add extra rich flavour. Try adding
    in a 250g pack chestnut mushrooms, halved, for
    the last half hour.

    Drinks recommendation

    Reward your patience with a slowly savoured glass
    of red – perhaps from the bottle that’s already
    opened for cooking?


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