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French Beef Casserole

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  Round steak 4 Pound, fat removed (2 Kilogram)
  Veal knuckle 2 , cut in to chunks
  Bacon fat 4 Ounce (125 Grams)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), slivered
  Dry red wine 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Onions 4 , sliced
  Baby carrots 12
  Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Whole peppercorns 12
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 2 Large, sliced
  Butter/Table margarine 2 Tablespoon

1. Cut incisions all over the piece of beef and push into these bacon fat and garlic slivers. Tie with string, rub with salt and pepper.
2. Melt some bacon fat, butter or good beef dripping in a heavy casserole with a very well-fitting lid. Brown the meat and pour off excess fat and swill dish gently with a little red wine to take up the meat flavor.
3. Replace meat in the casserole and surround with pieces of veal knuckle, cover with sliced onion, carrots.
4. Season with salt and pepper if needed and add the other seasonings, orange rind and sliced tomatoes. .
5. Cover all the ingredients with half wine and half water and tightly seal the casserole. Perhaps some aluminum foil would help.
6. Cook either very slowly on top of the stove or place on the low shelf of the oven and cook for 7 or 8 hours at 300°F (150°C).
7. Cool then chill in refrigerator until beef sets in the jelly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
480 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
490 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1779 Calories from Fat 924

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.5%

Saturated Fat 43.2 g215.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 627.6 mg209.2%

Sodium 744.2 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.2%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 177 g354.1%

Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 27.8%

Calcium 20.1% Iron 18.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

French Beef Casserole Recipe