The meat was sealed, added to the soften onions and garlic, a teaspoon of paprika and plenty of beef stock. Then a low heat as the whole simmered. I am not sure the potatoes benefited from par-boiling before being added to the dish but that is what I did. Around 30 minutes before the end of the three hours the potatoes were added to the stew and left to cook just as slowly but without a lid to the dish.
With a real spicy kick the chorizo bled colour into the stew, the flavours mingling with the paprika and other ingredients. A hearty dusting of chopped parsley added a freshness to the whole but the spice edge from the chorizo took a heavy hammer to the complexities of the accompanying wine; which was a shame, but the succulent steak component shone in a near perfect match. Three hours simmering and less than forty minutes to eat; at least the house hummed with delicious aromas and the guests went home sedated and mellow.