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Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

 

A hearty and wholesome beef stew.
20

Yield

4

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

4

hrs

Ready

 

Ingredients

1 x olive oil
*
1 knob butter
*
1 each onions
peeled and chopped
1 x sage leaves
1 handful fresh sage leaves
*
800 grams beef, steak
quality round steak, cut into 5 cm pieces
*
1 x sea salt
*
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 x all-purpose flour
to dust
*
2 each parsnips
peeled and quartered
*
4 each carrots
peeled and halved
½ each butternut squash
halved, deseeded and roughly diced
*
1 x jerusalem artichokes
1 handful, peeled and halved, optional
*
500 grams potatoes
small potatoes
2 tablespoons tomato purée (passata)
plus tin tomatoes
½ bottle red wine
*
285 millilitres stock
organic beef or vegetable stock
*
1 each lemon zest
finely grated
*
1 x rosemary leaves
1 handful, picked
*
1 clove garlic
peeled and finely chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/300ºF/gas 2.

Put a little oil and your knob of butter into an appropriately sized pot or casserole pan.

Add your onion and all the sage leaves and fry for 3 or 4 minutes.

Toss the meat in a little seasoned flour, then add it to the pan with all the vegetables, the tomato purée, wine and stock, and gently stir together.

Season generously with freshly ground black pepper and just a little salt.

Bring to the boil, place a lid on top, then cook in the preheated oven until the meat is tender.

Sometimes this takes 3 hours, sometimes 4 – it depends on what cut of meat you're using and how fresh it is.

The only way to test is to mash up a piece of meat and if it falls apart easily it's ready.

Once it's cooked, you can turn the oven down to about 110°C/225°F/gas ¼ and just hold it there until you're ready to eat.

The best way to serve this is by ladling big spoonfuls into bowls, accompanied by a glass of French red wine and some really fresh, warmed bread.

Mix the lemon zest, chopped rosemary and garlic together and sprinkle over the stew before eating.

Just the smallest amount will make a world of difference – as soon as it hits the hot stew it will release an amazing fragrance.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 222g (7.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1472% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 206% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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