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Mediterranean Slow Cooked Meat & Veggies from Nic and Ness at Your Authentic Self

Ingredients 750g meat (osso bucco, lamb shanks, beef cheeks, chuck steak, braising beef lamb chops – any secondary cut of meat will work and pieces…

July 6th • 5min read

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Ingredients

750g meat (osso bucco, lamb shanks, beef cheeks, chuck steak, braising beef lamb chops – any secondary cut of meat will work and pieces with bone will have more flavour)

1 tbsp tallow, ghee or duck fat

1 leek sliced

1 fennel bulb sliced

1 brown onion sliced

2 large garlic cloves squashed and roughly chopped

1 large carrot chopped

1 large celery stalk chopped

1 large zucchini chopped

250g button mushrooms

100g green beans chopped

1 small eggplant chopped in chunks

2 yellow squash quartered

large handful olives (pitted kalamata/sicilian )

500ml beef bone broth or stock

3 tbsp tomato paste

1 punnet of baby roma or cherry tomatoes

½ cup red wine (optional)

1 tbsp mixed Greek or Italian herbs

large handful of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp cinnamon

fresh parsley chopped for serving

Cooking Method

In a large oven proof dish or pan heat the tallow or other fat until melted and hot and sauté the onion, leek, fennel, carrot and celery until soft

Push this mix to one side and brown the pieces of meat on both sides and put aside

Add in herbs and spices and stir through

Stir in tomato paste and add in red wine and let it bubble so the alcohol is burned off

Add in stock and let simmer for 5 minutes

Add in remaining veggies and combine everything well let the veggies soften before adding the meat into the sauce

Add more stock if needed and make sure the meat is covered by the sauce

Put a lid on the dish or transfer from pan into oven dish and cover tightly with tin foil

Cook on 180 for around 4 hours check at 3 hours as you may need to top up the stock so it doesn’t dry out – the sauce should be thick but should still cover the meat)

Serve with mash, rice, zoodles or a side salad

For more healthy family friendly recipes visit Nic & Ness at Your Authentic Self, or even better – book in to one of their fab classes!!

Written by

Mum of two and Mums Fitness Specialist. Founder of Body Beyond Baby & Safe Return to Exercise.

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