Beef Casserole

1 pack Farm Gate loin bacon
2 large onions chopped
5 cloves garlic
100 grams butter
1.5 kg Farm Gate  blade steak cut into large cubes
3 tbs flour
Salt and Pepper
1 cup red wine
1 cup beef stock or 2 tsp powdered  beef stock mixed with  1 cup of water
3 tbs tomato paste
1tsp dried oregano, sages, thyme, pasley or fresh chopped herbs
Carrots sliced
Mushrooms quartered

Fry bacon in fry pan and transfer to large oven proof casserole dish.  Fry onion and garlic in bacon fat until onion is translucent.  Add to casserole dish.  Add butter to fry pan.  Dust steak in combination of flour salt and pepper.    Fry steak quickly on all sides.  Add to casserole dish.  Add red wine to fry pan with beef stock.  Add tomato paste and stir to include all pan residue.  Add to casserole.  Add herbs, carrots, mushrooms and extra salt and pepper.

Cook covered 140 degrees C for 2.5 – 3 hours until meat is tender.  Serve with lots of pasta, baked potatoes, bread.

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