for family meals :
recipe for Andalusian Beef Stew has been reproduced
courtesy of Orce
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Festival of "San Anton" takes place every
January. The locals make a really big thing out of this
annual fiesta and as well as the bands and parades you
can get some real Spanish beef stew which is provided
"gratis" by the town hall. Real Spanish hospitality!
lovely winter warmer full of flavour, which is easy
to cook, and. The addition of spices such as cinnamon
and cloves, make this stew very special.
for Andalusian Beef Stew
3 medium green peppers
2 medium onions
3 medium tomatoes
2 bay leaves
4 medium potatoes
1 bulb garlic
½ teaspoon saffron
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ litre red wine
to make Andalusian Beef Stew
the garlic cloves from the bulb, removing outer layers
of skin and place in the oven to roast for about 30
peel and slice the onions and cut the beef into cube
size chunks and place in a large stewing pot.
the peppers and cut into thin strips. Peel the carrots
and cut in half lengthwise. Cut the tomatoes into
quarters and put everything into the pot with the
beef and onion.
the garlic is roasted, place it into a mortar with
the saffron, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns and
crush everything together. Add the water and mix again,
then add this to the pot with the bay leaves.
Pour in the wine and the oil and season with salt.
Bring the pot to the boil and then lower the heat
and simmer for about two hours, adding more water
if necessary to keep the meat covered with liquid.
and chop the potatoes into small chunks and add them
to the pot, continue to cook for another hour or so.
with other seasonal vegetables or fresh bread.
is the traditional recipe but other vegetables may be
used such as mushrooms, turnip or green beans, a very
versatile winter stew Orce Style.
with permission of Orce