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Lamb and Bean Casserole

ingredients

250 g cannellini beans, picked clean and soaked overnight
5 tbsps vegetable oil
1 onion, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
1.25 kg shoulder of lamb, boned and cut into large chunks
400 g can of chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato puree (paste)
4 tbsp dried oregano
600 ml water
salt and freshly ground black pepper

method

1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F) Gas Mark 2.

2. Wash and drain the beans, cover them with fresh water, boil for 5 - 7 minutes then drain, discarding the water.

3. Heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic in a large saucepan until pale golden.

4. Remove with a slotted spoon to an ovenproof casserole.

5. Brown the meat in the same oil and add it to the onion and garlic.

6. Add the beans and the remaining ingredients. Stir well, cover and cook gently for 2 1/2 - 3 hours until the beans are tender.

What did you think?

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Oregano
posted by William Bakewell @ 08:44AM, 2/17/09
Did the recipe mean 3 TABLESPOONS of oregano? Seems a lot. Waiting to see how it turns out.
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