Braised Beef with Prunes

A Ukrainian dish

Ingredients for Braised Beef with Prunes

  • 2 lbs beef
  • Oil
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 lb prunes, pitted
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 T oil
  • 1/2 T sugar
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/3 t cinnamon
  • 1 T vinegar
  • salt

Preparating Braised Beef with Prunes

Cut meat into 4 oz pieces, season with salt and brown in oil.  Saute the onions and place in a casserole with the meat, cinnamon and tomato puree. Pour in a bit of the stock and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

Heat 1 T oil and add flour to brown, then add the rest of the stock and pour into casserole with meat. Add the prunes and simmer till soft. Add vinegar, cloves, sugar and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve beef and prunes with gravy.