EASY BEEF STEW
With autumn well and truly here, it is officially cosy food season and what is cosier than a warming bowl of Beef Stew?
I made this in my nan’s pressure cooker and it was an experience and a half but, the meat was as tender as you can possibly imagine!
You can totally do this in the Oven though – just cook it low and slow and it’ll be perfect
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This recipe serves 6 and works out at just 385 calories a portion
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1kg cubed Braising Steak
1 Onion, roughly chopped
3 Celery stalks, roughly chopped
4 large Carrots, chopped into 2cm chunks
1 litre Beef Stock
500g New potatoes, halved
2 Leeks, washed really well then roughly chopped.
1/2 glass Red Wine
1tbsp plain Flour
In a plastic food bag, add your flour and some salt and pepper – then add in your beef and give it a good shake around.
Place a large saucepan over a high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and brown the floured beef in batches until all crusty and browned; remove the beef from the pan and set aside on a plate.
Once you’ve browned the beef, heat up the remaining oil in the same saucepan and fry the onion, celery and carrot with some salt and pepper for 4–5 minutes, or until the onions have softened.
Add the beef back into with the vegetables, add your new potatoes then add your stock and wine, give it a stir and then bring to a boil.
Make sure to scrape any cooked on bits from the bottom of the pan; this will add flavour to the stew!
Once the stew is boiling, turn down the heat and pop into the oven for about 2 hours at 180c – or do everything above in your pressure cooker and it’ll take 30 minutes!
And that’s it! Once it comes out the beef should be melt in your mouth and the broth rich with all the beefy goodness – perfect autumnal comfort food
Let me know if you try it lovelies