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Andalusian Beef Stew

This recipe for Andalusian Beef Stew has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

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The 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!

A 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.

Ingredients for Andalusian Beef Stew

1kilo stewing beef
3 medium green peppers
2 medium onions
4 carrots
3 medium tomatoes
2 bay leaves
4 medium potatoes
1 bulb garlic
8 peppercorns
½ teaspoon saffron
2 cloves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
100ml water
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ litre red wine

How to make Andalusian Beef Stew

  • Separate the garlic cloves from the bulb, removing outer layers of skin and place in the oven to roast for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile peel and slice the onions and cut the beef into cube size chunks and place in a large stewing pot.
  • Wash 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.
  • When 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.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes into small chunks and add them to the pot, continue to cook for another hour or so.
  • Serve with other seasonal vegetables or fresh bread.

This is the traditional recipe but other vegetables may be used such as mushrooms, turnip or green beans, a very versatile winter stew Orce Style.

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