Supreme Beef and Mushroom Casserole
2 lb of good quality beef steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ounce butter
3 slices bacon, roughly chopped
2 brown onions, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 cup beef stock
1 1/2 cups red wine
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon thyme
seasoning, to taste
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
Trim fat from meat and cut into cubes.
Heat butter and oil in heavy based saucepan and brown meat.
Remove meat from pan and saute bacon, onion and garlic in the pan drippings.
Stir in flour and allow to brown.
Remove from heat and stir in stock, wine,bay leaf,thyme,seasoning.
Return the meat to pan and simmer for about 1 hour or until meat is tender.
Stir in mushrooms and cook for a further 15 minutes and serve sprinkled with parsley.