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Beef and Prune Casserole

 
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Helena
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Beef and Prune Casserole Reply with quote

This is for CWL and all of you Very Happy

Recipe is from Margaret Fulton : A Passionate Cook

Beef and Prune Casserole is a dish mainly from the south of france.

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups (625ml/1 imp. pint) beef stock
8 prunes or black pickled walnuts (I have added 12 prunes)
1 kg (2 lb) chuck or blade bone steak, cut thick
2 tablespoons plain all purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
60g (2 oz) butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 bay leaves
2 ripe tomatoes, skinned, quartered and seeded

Method

Heat the stock and pour over the prunes in a bowl. Soak for about 30 minutes. Cut the steak into 5cm (2 in.) cubes and roll in the seasoned flour. Heat the butter and oil in a large, deep-sided frying pan or casserole dish and brown the meat all over.

Strain the stock from the prunes and add to the meat. Bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes. Add the tomato paste, 2 finely chopped prunes or walnuts, and bay leaves.

Cover and simmer for 1 3/4 hours. Add the remaining prunes or walnuts, and the tomatoes. Cook for a further 15 minutes.

Serve with a generous sprinkling of parsley, if liked. Offer with a dish of creamy mashed potatoes or quartered steamed potatoes, or crusty french bread to mop up the delicious gravy.


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cwl
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helena, thanks for posting *muak muak*. Must go get some prunes b4 can attempt this recipe. Looks easy to do which is good. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my prune casserole. So good on top of egg noodles. Thought I'd have some left over to eat with bread, but finish at one go! Thanks for the recipe * muak*
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwl, am so glad you like it. if u need anymore of M Fulton's recipe, let me know and I will see if I hv them in the recipe book
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helena / Cwl,

Did you use fresh prunes or dried ones (like the Sunsweet brand)?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alannia; in the recipe, it called for dried ones, so the one you mention is fine. cwl blended hers, so it's invisible and this helps to encourage those who do not like to eat prunes to eat them. am I right cwl? kekekekeee Anyway, cwl, I hv to kowtow to you as you hv a better presentation then mine. hahah
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helena *Big Hug* :lol:
Alannia, I used dried prunes. Like Helena said, I chopped mine up and cooked it in the stew. Have to disguise so my DH doesn't know the stew has prunes in it...kekekek
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... that's the secret. Now I know what to to Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Helena

Thanks for sharing your recipe. We had it with mashed potatoes. Yum..... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you r most welcome sinner to this margaret fulton recipe. we love it with pasta as well or rice ..... I can go on. hahhaaaaa
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