Slow Braised Beef with Prunes
(family friendly, high protein, rich in iron)
Slow braised beef with sticky prune, carrots and bell peppers.
Tender pieces of beef, slow cooked with Moroccan spices, prunes and seasonal vegetables served on a bed of couscous. This dish is a brilliant combination of spices, subtle aromas and sweet flavours.
As the days get shorter and colder, I am craving comfort foods. This Slow Braised Beef with Prunes is one of my favourites. It's a recipe I have made over and over again for my family. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
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Spicy, fragrant and sweet!
ANY TIPS FOR MAKING BRAISED BEEF WITH PRUNES?
One of the first steps in this recipe is to sear the beef. To get that delicious golden crust, you need to give each piece lots of surface area to cook on. Don't overcrowd the beef. This stops browning. Work in batches. If you add all the beef in the pan at once, you'll end up boiled beef..... less than ideal. When I sear beef, I always think of Julia Child saying "don't crowd the mushrooms". Same deal. Searing the beef helps develop a golden crust around each piece that seals in all those delicious meaty flavors and keep the beef tender as it braises.