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Beef and Vegetable Stew

This recipe is in categories Licence to cook, Main courses
About this recipe
Healthiness : (34 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty

Skills required: Using a knife, handling meat safely, using the hob, preparing a selection of vegetables

Processes used;  top and tailing, thickening chopping, simmering and boiling, browning meat

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hour
Number of servings: 4
Serving suggestions: Serve with crusty bread or with a jacket potato.

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This is a good basic stew recipe. It is easy to substitute items to make a whole variety of stews. You could use lamb or pork or try turnip, parsnip or sweet potato . If you are vegetarian, omit the beef and, if you wish, add quorn but this will need a shorter cooking time.
  • 6 -8 baby onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 8 small mushrooms, washed and sliced in half
  • 500g lean stewing beef 
  • 15ml oil
  • 15ml plain flour
  • 600ml stock (water and stock cube)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5ml thyme
  • 5ml Worcestershire sauce


Healthier version
Use lean beef or lamb and include a variety of vegetables.


  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring jug 


Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Prepare the vegetables
  2. With a clean knife, on a fresh chopping board, dice the beef
  3. Using the oil, brown the beef in a saucepan
  4. Stir in the flour, so that all of the beef is covered
  5. Add the onions and fry until they are golden brown
  6. Add the carrots and mushrooms 
  7. Pour in the stock and add the bay leaf and thyme 
  8. Bring it all to the boil and then simmer 
  9. Cover with the lid and cook for 1 hour
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Name: Akshay 27th March 2014
I'm pretty sure I have a reipce you'd prefer:Ingredients 1 ribeye steak (8-16 oz)1 can of gravy1 cup beef brothMethod:Mix gravy and broth and bring to boil in sauce panGrill Ribeye until medium rareSlice ribeye into 3/4 inch chunksPut ribeye chunks into warm bowl and pour in broth/gravy mixtureEAT.
Name: Bob 19th June 2013
these recipies are realy helpfull for my topic
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