Recipes | Hearty Winter Stew


Its autumn, its cold. No one wants a salad! Its soups & stews all the way! 
So here is my make-it-up-as-I-go-along recipe for my hearty-winter stew! 
& it was actually delicious thank you very much.



You will need:
Stewing beef (diced) 
2 Pint water 
2 x Beef stock
Passata (or tomato puree if you aren't a massive tomato fan)
Garlic (chopped cloves or granules) 
Salt & Pepper
Worcestershire sauce
Choice of veg (I used ...)
3 Carrots peeled & chopped
1 Parsnip peeled & chopped
1/2 Red onion chopped
1 very large leek chopped
1 Courgette
1 Swede
A few handfuls of kale


Method:
In a frying pan / wok, heat up some oil (or fry light in my case) & add your diced beef.
Cook until browned off. 
Whilst your beef is cooking, prepare your veg. 
Peel, chop & dice until your hearts content! 
Once prepped, find yourself a large saucepan and add 1 pint of water and bring to the boil.
Add salt & pepper to season. 
Throw your beef into the boiling water once cooked & give a little stir. 
Add in your chopped garlic / granules. 
Once bubbling & boiling away nicely add in all your veg.
Reduce heat and continue to cook away for 15 minutes before adding 2 beef stock and a couple shakes of the Worcestershire sauce bottle. 
Continue to cook for 10 minutes before pouring in all your passata. 
I left this to simmer for an hour (mainly before I forgot about it) until I was ready to dish up.
If you like your stew a bit thicker feel free to add more stock / gravy granules. 


This made a good 4/5 lunch portions and was fine being kept in the fridge and reheated in the microwave for 2 minutes. 

Serve with crusty bread for that extra special touch ;)

♡ G


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