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A Taste Of GreeceBring some Mediterranean magic into your kitchen with these sunkissed dishes. This perfect no-fuss meaty dish is great to cook ahead and then reheat later.

SERVES 6-8

PREP 15 MINS (plus a few hours or overnight marinating)

COOK 2 HRS 30 MINS

 

2 sprigs rosemary

2 bay leaves

2tsp dried/2tbsp chopped fresh oregano

125ml red wine

2tbsp red wine vinegar

3 garlic cloves, crushed

3 cloves

1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

 

For the beef:

1kg chuck steak or braising steak

6tbsp light olive oil

500g shallots or baby onions, peeled

400g can chopped tomatoes

2tbsp tomato puree

1 beef stock pot

Orzo pasta, to serve

 

1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the beef, cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

2. Heat oven to 180C, Gas 4. Heat 2tbsp oil in a flameproof casserole, add the shallots and fry for 7-10 mins until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.

3. Drain the beef, reserving the marinade. Heat 2tbsp oil in the casserole, add half the beef and cook over a high heat to brown. Transfer the beef to a plate, add the remaining oil and brown the remaining beef. Return all the beef to the casserole.

4. Add the marinade, tomatoes, tomato puree, stock cube and 100ml water. Bring to the boil, season, cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour. Add the shallots and cook for further hour, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender. Serve with orzo pasta.

 

Per serving: 390-292 cals, 21-16g fat (5.5-4g saturated), 9-7g carbs