Sweet & Smoky Beef Shin Casserole

Sweet & Smoky Beef Shin Casserole

  • Serves: 4
  • Duration: 20 MINS

Slow cooked beef with a smoky punch!


  • 2 Dried smoked red chillies
  • 6 sun-dried tomato halves
  • 2 x 440g packs Boneless Beef Shin
  • 30g plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 x 200g pack Smoked Streaky Bacon, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 50 ml strong coffee (espresso)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 800ml beef stock


  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC/Fan 140ºC/Gas 3. Soak chillies and sun-dried tomatoes in warm water. Evenly dice the meat and toss in seasoned flour. Sauté bacon in your casserole over a medium heat until it starts to crisp, then reserve, leaving behind as much fat as you can.
  2. Brown beef in bacon fat and remove to a bowl. Add oil to pan, and sauté onion and celery until translucent, then remove to bowl. Drain chillies and sun-dried tomatoes and reserve the liquid. De-seed chillies.
  3. Blend chillies, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomato, garlic, cinnamon, paprika, oregano, maple syrup, balsamic, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, coffee and reserved soaking liquid to a paste.
  4. Fry paste on medium heat for 5 minutes, add tinned tomatoes and stock and simmer. Add the set-aside meats and vegetables and any juices from the bowl.
  5. Cover and cook in the oven for up to 4 hours, until the beef is nearly falling apart


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