This apricot beef recipe is absolutely heavenly. Slow-cooked with tomatoes and spices until fork tender. A little zing of apricot jam takes it to its ultimate result. It takes only 10 minutes of hands-on work and the oven does the rest of the work. A perfect dish for busy days.
Season with salt and pepper. Coat well in flour and dust off excess. Set aside
Add 2 tablespoon olive oil to a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottom saute pan and brown the meat on all sides; 3 to 5 minutes. Do not crowd the pan. If necessary do this is batches. Remove and keep warm
To the same pan, add the remaining oil and saute onion, garlic, and ginger until onions are translucent
Add the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Return the beef back to the pan.
Followed by the crushed tomatoes, apricot jam, and lemon juice. Add the parsley and water. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil.
Transfer to the oven. Cook for about 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.
Always ensure you have enough water so the meat has enough moisture to cook. If necessary add ¼ to ½ cup more.Tip - This has a thick sauce so don't add too much water either.
If you do not want to use the oven. Continue to cook in the Dutch oven on the stovetop stirring frequently until meat is cooked through and become fork-tender - about 1 to 1 ½ hour
Always ensure you have enough water so the meat has enough moisture to cook. If necessary add ¼ to ½ cup more.
Alternatively, transfer to a slow cooker or crockpot, and cook until the meat is fork-tenderTip- You can cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or for 3 to 4 hours on high. Personally, I like cooking on low so the meat is moist, juicy and fork-tender
Instead of using a Dutch oven, saute everything in the instant-pot
Close the lid and steam valve of the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. When done - release pressure naturally for 10 minutes.
Place instant couscous in a bowl. stir in the olive oil well.
Pour boiling water over the couscous. Cover with a lid and let sit for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes fluff with a fork. Add cranberries or pomegranate and parsley.
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