Main Meal Recipes > Pepper Beef

This recipe is part of the December 2007 Recipes Menu

Starter - Aubergine, Basil and Mozzarella Rolls
Main Course - Pepper Beef
Dessert - Fudge Nut Pie

How to make pepper beef:
A truly delicious and easily prepared, top-of-the stove beef dish with warming, spicy paprika and a tang of lemon.


Pepper Beef
1 1/2 lb braising steak cut into cubes and excess fat removed
1lb onions peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons dripping or any fat or oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
pinch of hot paprika pepper
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 pints of stock
3 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
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- Heat the fat in the pan and brown the meat in it.
- Remove the meat.
- Add the onions to the fat remaining in the pan and fry gently until soft.
- Return the meat to the pan.
- Add salt, black pepper, paprika, bay leaves, lemon juice and stock to the pan.
- Mix well, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the meat is tender.
- Stir in the breadcrumbs and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Remove the bay leaves.
- Serve with mashed potatoes, roasted parsnips and a green vegetable.