Polish Cube Steaks With Gravy (Bitki Wołowe)


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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

Easy and comforting, traditional Polish Cube Steaks With Gravy. You're going to love this recipe! Tender beef steaks slow-cooked to perfection in a deliciously rich sauce - this meal is a crowd-pleaser! Serve these tender steaks with creamy mashed potatoes and pickles for hearty, satisfying dinner!

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 10 mins

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 1 kg Minute/Cubed Steaks
 1 Onion (large)
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 2 Bay leaves
 1 tsp Allspice berriers
 1 tsp Dried marjoram (or more, to taste)
 4 Juniper berries (optional, but recommended)
 3 cups Water (hot)
 1 tsp Tomato paste
 Oil
 2 tsp Corn starch (or potato starch, rice starch etc.)
Marinade
 1 tsp Sweet paprika powder (smoked is OK too)
 Ground nutmeg, Ground cumin, Cayenne pepper, Dried oregano (1-2 pinches of each)
 1 tsp Salt
 Black pepper (to taste)
 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 1 tsp Mustard
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tsp Light soy sauce (optional, adds umami flavor)
To serve
 Mashed potatoes/buckwheat/Rice/Bread/Kopytka
 Chopped fresh parsley/dill
 Pickles/Pickled onion/Pickled salads

1

Marinate the meat overnight in spices if possible. If not, even 30 minutes is OK. Mix mustard, vinegar, all the spices and oil in a bowl. Rub the meat with the paste. Put in a plastic container or a zip bag, and marinate.

2

Take out the meat from the fridge 1 hour before frying. Heat the large pan or pot over medium heat with a little bit of oil. Aggressively brown the meat on both sides. You will need to do it in batches. Set aside.

3

Lower the heat a bit, add more oil if needed. Add onion and cook until soft, then add garlic and cook for a moment. Add corn starch and mix.

4

Pour hot water, add meat, allspice berries, juniper berries, bay leaves, and marjoram. Cover and simmer slowly for about 3 hours, or until the meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.

5

Serve with mashed potatoes or buckwheat and pickles.

Ingredients

 1 kg Minute/Cubed Steaks
 1 Onion (large)
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 2 Bay leaves
 1 tsp Allspice berriers
 1 tsp Dried marjoram (or more, to taste)
 4 Juniper berries (optional, but recommended)
 3 cups Water (hot)
 1 tsp Tomato paste
 Oil
 2 tsp Corn starch (or potato starch, rice starch etc.)
Marinade
 1 tsp Sweet paprika powder (smoked is OK too)
 Ground nutmeg, Ground cumin, Cayenne pepper, Dried oregano (1-2 pinches of each)
 1 tsp Salt
 Black pepper (to taste)
 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 1 tsp Mustard
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tsp Light soy sauce (optional, adds umami flavor)
To serve
 Mashed potatoes/buckwheat/Rice/Bread/Kopytka
 Chopped fresh parsley/dill
 Pickles/Pickled onion/Pickled salads

Directions

1

Marinate the meat overnight in spices if possible. If not, even 30 minutes is OK. Mix mustard, vinegar, all the spices and oil in a bowl. Rub the meat with the paste. Put in a plastic container or a zip bag, and marinate.

2

Take out the meat from the fridge 1 hour before frying. Heat the large pan or pot over medium heat with a little bit of oil. Aggressively brown the meat on both sides. You will need to do it in batches. Set aside.

3

Lower the heat a bit, add more oil if needed. Add onion and cook until soft, then add garlic and cook for a moment. Add corn starch and mix.

4

Pour hot water, add meat, allspice berries, juniper berries, bay leaves, and marjoram. Cover and simmer slowly for about 3 hours, or until the meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.

5

Serve with mashed potatoes or buckwheat and pickles.

Polish Cube Steaks With Gravy (Bitki Wołowe)

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