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Beef with Green Olives     HT   MC   Spanish   110mins


Serves 4-6    Hot   Beef   Alcohol Main Course  Dairy Free   Eggless  Spain    Europe


From the Aragon Region in North-eastern Spain 




90ml/3fl.oz. Olive Oil

675g/1-1/2lb Topside of Beef, cut into thin steaks

1 small Onion, finely chopped

1 Green Capsicum (sweet pepper), chopped

2 tbsp Plain Flour

540ml/18fl.oz. Water

180ml/6fl.oz. Dry Red Wine


200g/7oz Green Olives, pitted




1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until very hot, add the beef, a few slices at a time, and seal on both sides. Transfer to a flameproof casserole.


2. Reheat the oil until hot again, add the onion and pepper and sauté until golden, stirring from time to time. 


3. Add the flour, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the onion mixture to the casserole with the meat.


4. Add the water, wine and a little salt, partially cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.


5. Add the olives and continue to cook for a further 30 minutes. Serve immediately.




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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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