My Winter Warm
Basically, anything that uses the oven is good during winter as it completes two basic needs - it a) cooks your dinner and it b) heats the house...rather then having your heater on (and we all need to reduce our carbon foot print!
750 grams of steak - choose any steak with marbling, as it not only has more flavour, but it will be nice and tender after this slow cooking process.
2 cups of red wine - something hardy, I love Cab Sab - but you can choose a Merlot if you like.
2 cups of beef stock - I love to use home made but the store bought stuff is getting better and better. I recommend Campbell's Beef Real Consomme, if you're looking in the shops.
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 crushed cloves of garlic
250 grams of baby brown onions
250 grams of baby potatoes
Place red wine, beef stock, tomato paste and garlic into an oven proof dish, with a lid. Mix ingredients so that there are no lumps of tomato paste or garlic. Add the chunks of steak, peeled baby onions and halved baby potatoes. Put in a 240 degrees celsius oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 160 degrees celsius for 2 hours. One Pot, minimal cleaning - you've gotta love that!!