Karjalanpaisti ( Finland)

Karjalanpaisti ( Finland)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef chuck , cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pork shoulder , cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion , peeled and quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp allspice powder
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 F. Use a heavy casserole or pot with a tight-fitting lid. Place the meat in the pot with the onion, bay leaf, allspice and water. Sprinkle with salt
  2. Use a smaller amount first, and add to taste later on. Cover tightly, place the casserole in the oven and let cook for 5 hours, stirring once. You should not need anymore water, but if the meet seems to be drying out, add some more. The meat should basically cook in its own juices
  3. Serve with boiled potatoes, fresh rye bread and a salad, if desired