A melt in the mouth meal made with stewing steak that’s so easy to throw together. Guests ask for this again and again.

Serves: 4 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1kg beef stewing steak, trimmed and diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons English mustard
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 500ml water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
  2. In a large pot over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and quickly brown the beef pieces on all sides. Place the onion, green pepper, celery and carrots into the pot and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the honey, lemon juice, mustard, ketchup, water, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the meat and vegetables to a 2 litre casserole. Pour the ketchup mixture over the meat and vegetables.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.