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                          BEEF CASSEROLE WITH EDAM
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Beef
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4   c            Onion, finely chopped
      1/2   c            Unsalted butter
    1       lb           Sirloin steak, sliced thinly
    2                    Tomatoes, finely chopped
    1                    Red bell pepper, in 1/2-inch
      1/2                Green bell pepper, in 1/2-in
    1       lg           Egg, hard-boiled, chopped
      1/4   c            Raisins
      1/4   c            Black olives, pitted and
      1/4   c            Sweet gherkins, chopped
      1/4   c            Mushrooms, chopped
    2       tb           Brandy
    2 1/2   ts           Flour
      1/2   c            Beef broth
      1/4   ts           Oriental chili paste
      1/2   ts           Chili sauce
      1/2   ts           Ketchup
                         Tabasco sauce to taste
    7       oz           Edam, sliced 1/4-inch thick
                         Sauteed bananas as an
   from the Keshy Yena Intercontinental Hotel, Curacao.
   In a skillet, cook onion in the butter over moderate
   heat until golden. Add the steak, tomatoes, and bell
   pepper.  Cook, stirring, over mod-high heat, until
   veggies are softened.  Add the egg, raisins, olives,
   gherkins, and mushrooms and cook the mixture,
   stirring, for 1 minute. Add the brandy, heated, and
   ignite.  Shake skillet gently until flame go out. Stir
   in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in
   broth, chili paste, chili sauce, ketchup, Tabasco, and
   salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the mixture, stirring
   occasionally, for 5 minutes. Line the sides of a 2-qt.
   shallow casserole with some of the cheese slices. Pour
   the beef mixture into the casserole, and cover it with
   the remaining Edam. Put the casserole in a larger pan,
   add enough water to reach 1-inch up the sides of the
   casserole, and cover the pan with foil. Bake in the
   middle of a preheated 325f oven for 15 minutes. Serve
   with sauteed bananas. a 1963 Gourmet Mag. favorite
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