Beef and lentil braise

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Main Meals (Dinners)
12 peopleServes
12
Prep   25 min
Cook   80 min
  • Olive oil spray, 1 spray(s)
  • Beef stir-fry strips, extra lean, raw, 1200 g
  • Onion, any type, 4 medium, chopped
  • Celery, 4 stalk(s), chopped
  • Garlic, 8 clove(s), sliced
  • Rosemary, fresh, ½ cup(s)
  • Lentils, canned, drained, 900 g
  • Beef liquid stock, salt-reduced, 3 litre(s)
  • Baby spinach, 4 cup(s)
  • Basil, ½ cup(s)
  • Flaked almonds, 28 g
  • Green beans, 300 g, steamed

Method

Heat a very large saucepan or stockpot over high heat and lightly spray with olive oil. Add one quarter of the beef strips and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Lightly spray the pan again and, working in three more batches, repeat with the remaining beef.

Lightly spray the pan with olive oil and reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Return all the meat and any juices to the pan. Add the garlic, rosemary, lentils and stock. Simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and the sauce has reduced by two-thirds (stirring every now and then). Remove two-thirds of the braise and divide evenly between two airtight containers. Allow to cool before storing (see Tips).

Remove the pan from the heat and add the spinach to the remaining braise mixture, stirring until wilted. Spoon into serving bowls and top with the basil leaves and almonds. Serve with steamed green beans alongside.

TIPS: You will need five 400 g tins of lentils for this recipe. Store any leftover lentils in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Leftover braise can be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen mixture in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a large saucepan over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 12 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 1.5
Bread & Cereals0
Vegetables3
Fruit0
Dairy0
Healthy Fats & Oils1
Indulgences0
Calories256
Protein37.5 g
Total fat4.3 g
- Saturated fat1.2 g
Total carbohydrates13.9 g
- Total sugars4.2 g
Fibre6.1 g
Sodium904 mg

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