Braised beef with carrots. This is something my youngest absolutely adores (he is 10).
1 - 1 1/2 lbs stewing beef
2 sliced onions & 8 sliced carrots
600ml beef or other stock
mixed herbs or bouqet garni
Toss the meat in seasoned flour and fry in caserole dish using the oil until brown.
Remove meat and quick fry the onions and carrots and mixed herbs (if using) in the remaining oil. Return the meat to pan and stir in the stock Bring to the boil and add the bouqet garni (if using). Cover casserole and put in oven (300 - 350F) and leave to cook for about 2 and half hours.
You can also add dumplings to cook in the liqor - add them for the last 20 minutes.
Greek Beef Stew ! Brown meat in olive oil and add tomato paste,red wine vinegar,red wine,beef stock,brown sugar,cumin,allspice,garlic,bay leaf,salt&pepper and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add small onions and cook for 30min and stir in mushrooms. Serve with orzo,rice or whatever you feel like. One of my favourites !