I came across this recipe recently which uses Gouda cheese with soured cream to thicken the sauce – it works really well and I will be trying this in other recipes.
400g – 500g braising steak – cubed
200g – 250g of mushrooms (chestnut type are good) – sliced
2 large onions – chopped
300ml of chicken stock (can be from a cube or concentrate)
3 tablespoons of caraway seeds
1 -2 tablespoons of plain flour
50g of Gouda cheese – chopped into small cubes.
3 tablespoons of soured cream
Sunflower oil for frying
Salt & pepper to taste.
Flat-leafed parsley to garnish – chopped
Pre heat the oven to Gas Mark 3 – 1600C
On a large plate mix together the flour, salt and pepper.
Coat the meat cubes lightly in the flour mixture and brown these in the oil in a hot frying pan.
Place the beef into a casserole dish.
Lightly fry the onions and mushrooms in the frying pan and then add them to the beef.
Add the stock and caraway seeds to the pan.
Put on the lid and cook in the oven for around 3 hours until the beef is tender.
Before serving stir in the cubes of cheese and the soured cream and mix well into the sauce.
Garnish with flat-leafed parsley.
Served here with mashed potatoes on Royal Doulton – Carnation – 1982 – 1998.