Sunday, June 7, 2009

Beef Stew in a Pot

Traditional Belarusian Beef Stew with Potatoes and Mushrooms cooked in a Ceramic Pot Recipe

HarshokTraditionally most belarusian dishes were cooked in a wooden stove using ceramic pots. It is still a popular way to prepare and serve food in modern Belarusian Cuisine. Various kind of stews can be prepared this way, here is one of the commonly used recipes.
To prepare this dish you need a ceramic pot (it is called Harshok in Belarusian).


Ingredients (2 servings):
  • 1/2 lb beef;
  • 4 potatoes;
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms;
  • 1 Onion;
  • Sour cream 2-3 tbl. spoon,
  • Black pepper 1/2 tea spoon;/li>
  • Garlic to taste;
  • Salt to taste;
  • Sunflower oil.

Cooking Instructions:

Beef Stew IngredientsPrepare ingredients. Peel potatoes, an onion and a garlic.


Beef Stew MeatCut a beef to the pieces.

Beef Stew Meat and GarlicPut cut beef in a bowl add crashed garlic, salt and pepper and mix together


Beef Stew Cook MeatHeat the frying pan, pour 1 tbl. spoon of sunflower oil onto it add meat and cook on high for 2-3 minutes and then flip over.

Beef Stew Sear MeatCook another side 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Beef Stew MushroomsCut mushrooms to pieces.

Beef Stew Cook MushroomsHeat another frying pan, pour 1 tbl. spoon of sunflower oil onto it, add mushrooms and cook on high for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Beef Stew Minced OnionMince the onion.

Beef Stew Cook Mushrooms and OnionAdd salt and minced onion to the mushrooms and cook on high for another 1-2 minutes stirring occasionally.

Beef Stew PotatoCut the potatoes to 1/2 inch thick pieces.

Beef Stew Meat in a PotPut beef in the pot.

Beef Stew Potato in a PotLay out the cut potatoes over the beef and add salt and water. Water should cover potatoes.

Beef Stew Mushrooms in a PotAdd the mushrooms

Beef Stew Sour CreamTop off with the sour cream.

Beef Stew ReadyTurn on an oven and put the pot in it. Cook 2 hours on medium heat.


Beef Stew ServeYou can eat it directly from the pot or serve on a plate.

Enjoy your meal!

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