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Beef and Vegetable Stew

This recipe is in categories Licence to cook, Main courses,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 3
Comments:

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.

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.

Ingredients

 


Making and cooking it
  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