Barbecued Beef Stew

Barbecued Beef Stew Recipe:

To make the marinade

1. Chop the garlic, chillies, and root ginger then pound them with a pestle and mortar

2. Place the mixture in a bowl and add the ground ginger, soya sauce, honey, tomato puree and vinegar and mix them thoroughly

3. Add the cubes of beef to the mixture and mix well so that the beef is well marinated

4. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least one night(it can be refrigerated for up to 5days. Make sure you turn the meat in the marinade occasionally during the refrigeration time)

The cooking process

5. Heat 2tablespoons of oil in a flameproof casserole

6. Add the beef in batches and fry it briskly until it is browned on all sides

7. Pour in any remaining marinade from the bowl into the casserole dish and gradually stir in the beef stock

8. While stirring, bring slowly to the boil and then lower the heat

9. Add 1 level teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste

10. Cover the dish and let is simmer for about 1 and 1/3 hours or until the meat is tender

11. Slice a few rings of the pepper and reserve it for the garnish

12. Chop the remainder of the pepper into fine pieces

13. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a small frying pan

14. Add the chopped pepper into the pan and fry them for about 2minutes

15. Add the fried pepper to the casserole and cook for a further 15min

16. Fry the reserved sliced pepper rings in the oil that was left in the frying pan

17. Serve the stew in a warm serving dish and top it with the sliced pepper rings


List of ingredients required:

These ingredients allow a serving of 4 to 6 people

2 to 2 1/2 lb(900g to 1.1kg) of chuck steak (trimmed of fat), cut into 25mm cubes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
285ml beef stock

Ingredients for marinating the beef

2 cloves skinned garlic
2 fresh red or green chillies
50mm Fresh piece of fresh ginger or 2 level teaspoons of ground ginger
2 tablespoons of soya sauce
2 tablespoons of clear honey
2 level tablespoons of tomato puree
1 tablespoon of wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small seeded and cored red pepper
1 small seeded and cored green pepper