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  • 1 kg beef fillet, cubed
  • 15 ml cake flour
  • 5 ml paprika
  • 15 ml butter
  • 15 ml cooking oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 15 ml white sugar
  • 8 green beans, sliced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 5 ml mixed dried herbs or marjoram
  • 375 ml beer
  • 250 ml beef stock
  • 1 packet tomato soup powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 15 ml vinegar
  • 10 ml cornflour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Combine the paprika and flour and place in a plastic bag.
  • Add the meat cubes and shake well to coat the meat.
  • Melt the butter and oil in the pot and brown the meat over medium hot coals.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Fry the onions and sugar, stirring now and then until the onions are tender.
  • Add the beans, carrots and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Return the meat to the pot and stir in the herbs, beer, stock, soup powder and bay leaf.
  • Replace the lid and simmer till the meat is tender (45 minutes to 1 hour).
  • Stir occasionally, using a wooden spoon.
  • Mix the vinegar and cornflour and stir in.
  • Simmer until the gravy has thickened and season with salt and pepper.

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