Honey, Sesame, Garlic Beef

Flavourings more associated with a stir fry used here to make an easily put together casserole which can then be left in the oven to cook away! Easy.

For 4 people you will need:

2 tablespoons of Sesame Seeds ~ that have first been dry roasted in a pan and then blitzed in a grinder or pestle and mortar.
400g of diced beef. Scotch fillet works well and cooks quickly.
Chuck, blade etc., are also fine but cooking time will be longer to tenderize the meat.
2 medium Onions, peeled and thinly sliced
4 – 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or grated
3 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
150 mls of hot water
1 tablespoon of honey…or more.
Olive oil


Preheat oven to 160°c or 140°c fan

I cook this in a cook top to oven to table lidded heavy bottomed casserole dish but it can be cooked on the stovetop with a lidded frypan/pan that will also go in the oven.

First of all, dry roast 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and blitz to a powder if you have a spice grinder; crush in a pestle and mortar or can be used whole.

Heat your pan on a moderate heat and add enough Extra Virgin Olive Oil to just cover the bottom of the pan. Toss in the onions and garlic and cook steadily for just a few minutes to soften down. Then add the ground toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce and water and simmer gently for a few more minutes.

Finally add the diced beef and the honey. Stir well to coat the beef for two or three minutes then pop the lid on and place in the oven. Depending on the cut of meat used cooking time should be about 30 minutes to 1hr and 30 minutes


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