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karelian stew recipe, karjalanpaisti Finnish meat stew

Karjalanpaisti recipe, Karelian stew or hot pot.
Slowly cooked meat-stew from Finland.

Serves four:

500 grams (1 pound) Beef
500 grams (1 pound) Pork
2 Carrots, peeled and diced
1 tbs Allspice
2 Bayleaves
2 Onions
1 litre (4 cups) Beef Stock

Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 150 celcius or about 300 fahrenheit. Cube the meat and roughly chop the onions. Place in an oven proof casserole dish.

2. Fry in the oven until colored, then add diced carrots, bayleaves, allspice and beef stock. Cook under lid in the oven for about 2.5-3 hours. When meat is tender, the dish is ready.

Serve with mashed potatoes.