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Provençal daube of beef recipe

Provençal daube of beef recipe

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This classic, Provençal braised beef stew is an budget-friendly and hearty meal to make, lovely served with potatoes, rice or crusty bread. Make the stew a day before to allow the flavours to mellow and mingle. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 40 mins to cook
  • 415 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 625g rolled brisket
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 200ml white wine
  • bouquet garni
  • pinch ground cloves
  • ½ orange, zested
  • 4 carrots
  • 8 small potatoes
  • 4 celery sticks
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.7g Protein 37.4g Fibre 6.8g


  1. Heat the oven to gas 3, 160°C, fan 140°C. On the hob heat the oil in an ovenproof dish, add the beef and brown well all over on the outside.
  2. Remove the beef, then add the onions and garlic and cook gently for 5 mins, pour in the stock and wine (use extra stock instead of wine if preferred) and mix well. Add the bouquet garni, ground cloves and orange zest, and return the beef to the pan. Cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 2 hrs.
  3. Add the carrots (peeled and chopped into quarters) and potatoes (cleaned but unpeeled) to the casserole, replace the lid and cook for a further 20 mins. Then add the celery sticks (cut in half) and cook for another 10 mins.
  4. Remove the beef from the pan and carve. Serve with the veggies and juices and season with salt and pepper.

See more Beef recipes

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