Monastery Gyuvetch (Bulgarian Recipes)
This recipe is reputed to used to be made in the kitchens of Rila Monastery.
Rila Monastery is a major tourist attraction in Bulgaria This monastery has survived many attacks by the Ottoman Turks over the years and has provided a haven for many people.
1 kg braising beef
4 medium tomatoes
120 g mushrooms
1 cup rice
150 g olives
a bunch of parsley
2 tbs vegetable oil
25 g butter
1 tbs sugar
2 1/2 cups beef stock
black pepper, paprika and salt
How to cook:
Cut the beef into cubes or small pieces and fry in a pan with a little oil for about 5 minutes.
Add the chopped onions, beef stock and paprika, 5 minutes later add the mushrooms and rice and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, add salt to taste, the butter, 1 tbs sugar and whole olives, and cook for further 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 190C. Transfer the content of the pan into a baking dish and cook for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper before serving.
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