It’s grim outside so some comfort food is much needed. I prepared a hearty French-style Beef Ragout served with herbed Couscous.
Ragout, The term comes from the French ragoûter, meaning: “to revive the taste”. The basic method of preparation involves slow cooking over low heat. The main ingredients are many; ragouts may be prepared with or without meat, a wide variety of vegetables may be incorporated, and they may be more or less heavily spiced and seasoned.
- 1kg Beef (trimmed)
- 1 Large Onion (diced)
- 1 cup Carrots (chopped)
- 1 Zucchini (chopped)
- ½ Cup Celery (diced)
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic (grated)
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Mixed Herbs
- 2 Cups Tomatoes (blanched & chopped)
- 1 Tablespoon Tomato Purée
- 2-3 Bay Leaves
- Sprigs of Thyme
- 1-2 Cups Beef Stock/Water
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot and brown the beef in batches, set aside.
- In the same pot, add the onions, garlic, paprika, and celery and cook until tender.
- Pour in the tomatoes and puree and cook for a few minutes.
- Add the meat back to the pot, pour in the stock, carrots, zucchini, seasonings, and herbs, top with bay leaves, cover, and place in the oven at 180C for about 2-3 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.
- Serve and enjoy!!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 751Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 218mgSodium 552mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 70g
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Comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture
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