What you'll need:

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 300 grams of beef stewing steak, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 sprig rosemary, chopped
  • 1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • Handful of pitted olives, any kind
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Method

First

Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, and gently cook the onion and garlic until translucent and beginning to turn golden.

Second

Add the strips of steak to the pan, stir well for a minute or two, and season liberally with salt and pepper. Add the yellow pepper, the rosemary, and the tinned tomato, and bring the whole lot up to a boil while stirring all together.

Third

Simmer for fifteen minutes - you may need to add a few splashes of water if it thickens too much - stirring regularly. Add plenty of black pepper, stir in the olives for the last two minutes, and serve hot with crusty bread or polenta.

If you are looking for a deliciously perfect pairing, a beautiful Shiraz from Best's is going to work well. We particularly like the Best's Shiraz Nouveau 2016 with slow cooked stewing steak such as this Italian beef stew.


There you have it -- a delicious recipe for Italian Beef Stew!

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