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Easy Beef Stew

Preparations

  1. Step 1

    Prepare all the vegetables. Cut them quite large and chunky as too small and they will disintegrate during cooking.  Preheat the oven to 160C.

    Prepare all the vegetables. Cut them quite large and chunky as too small and they will disintegrate during cooking. Preheat the oven to 160C.

  2. Step 2

    In a heavy casserole dish, soften the onions and garlic in about 4 tbsp of olive oil over a low heat.  Stir for 5 mins.

    In a heavy casserole dish, soften the onions and garlic in about 4 tbsp of olive oil over a low heat. Stir for 5 mins.

  3. Step 3

    Add the carrot, mushroom and tomato paste.  Stir occasionally over a low heat for 5 mins.

    Add the carrot, mushroom and tomato paste. Stir occasionally over a low heat for 5 mins.

  4. Step 4

    Season the beef chunks well with salt and pepper.

    Season the beef chunks well with salt and pepper.

  5. Step 5

    Put the beef in the pot - some people sear the beef first but I've since learned this step is entirely unnecessary! I just put the beef straight in over a low heat and stir.

    Put the beef in the pot - some people sear the beef first but I've since learned this step is entirely unnecessary! I just put the beef straight in over a low heat and stir.

  6. Step 6

    Put the tomatoes on top of the beef and pour on half a bottle of wine.  Allow it to come to a bubbling boil.

    Put the tomatoes on top of the beef and pour on half a bottle of wine. Allow it to come to a bubbling boil.

  7. Step 7

    Put the covered dish in the oven in the middle rack for 1 hour.  After that, remove the lid and allow to cook for another hour.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.  Season with salt & pepper to taste. To serve, sprinkle over some chopped parsley.  Goes well with peas!

    Put the covered dish in the oven in the middle rack for 1 hour. After that, remove the lid and allow to cook for another hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Season with salt & pepper to taste. To serve, sprinkle over some chopped parsley. Goes well with peas!

  8. Step 8

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Comments

  • Anastasia

    Anastasia The first thought that comes to my mind when I saw this - 台湾卤肉面/Taiwan Beef Noodles!

    almost 8 years ago
  • Lloyd Meta

    Lloyd Meta Interesting. I usually also add some celery and stout beer to my beef stew, but never tried adding mushrooms.

    almost 8 years ago
  • Yongfook

    Yongfook Michele > haha slightly different taste though!

    Lloyd > stout would be awesome too. helps to tenderise the meat, right?

    almost 8 years ago
  • Farah Rahman

    Farah Rahman my oven's dead. will it be possible to cook it in a pot or slow cooker somehow? how do i do it?

    over 7 years ago
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