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Braised Beef


  • 1 kg stewing beef

  • 1 Spanish onion cut into half

  • 2 sticks of celery

  • 1 carrot

  • 2 Litres of water

  • Salt and pepper

  • 100g Plain flour

  • 100ml of water


  • 1.

    Place beef, onion, celery and carrot into a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil, when boiling turn down to a simmer and place on a tight fitting lid and simmer for at least 2-3 hours (add extra water if necessary).

  • 2.

    After 2-3 hours the beef will be falling apart, add salt and pepper and bring to a gentle boil.

  • 3.

    Mix together the flour and water until a smooth paste is made then whisk into the beef mix and it will thicken, you still need to simmer for another 2-3 minutes to cook the raw flour.

  • Cous Cous:

  • 1.

    Place 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

  • 2.

    Add 1/2 cup of cous cous to the boiling water. Turn off flame. Cover with a lid and allow to stand for 2-3 mins

  • 3.

    Mix in 1 tsp of “magic herb”.


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