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Roast Shredded Beef     HT   MC   Madagascan  160mins

Malagache name: Varenga

Serves 4-6    Hot  Beef  Main Course Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless Madagascar African Africa

1kg/2.2lb Braising Steak, cut into 5cm/2-inch strips
Salt and Black Pepper
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 medium Onion, sliced
Cold Water


1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan, cover with 12mm/ -inch of cold water and bring to the boil, stirring.

2. Reduce the heat, partially cover the pan and simmer gently for about 2 hours, keeping an eye on the water level and topping up when necessary, until meat is very tender can be shredded with a fork.

3. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and grease a wide shallow baking tin. Remove the meat from the saucepan and shred into thin strips using two forks. The meat should be soft enough to pull apart very easily.

4. Transfer the shredded meat to the greased tin, pour over enough of the cooking liquor to moisten then roast in the oven for 30 minutes until well browned on top.


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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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