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The best Beef Stew


No recipe book would be complete without a couple of hearty favourites and this one is no doubt up there in ‘comfort food’ heaven category

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  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • peeled & chopped
  • 1 handful fresh Sage leaves (preferably from your Garden!)
  • 800g fresh BQB stewing Steak or Beef Skirt
  • cut into small chunks
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • freshly ground
  • Flour (for dusting)
  • 2 Parsnips
  • peeled & quartered
  • 4 Carrots
  • peeled & halved
  • 1/2 Butternut Squash
  • halved
  • deseeded and roughly diced
  • 1 handful Jerusalem Artichokes
  • peeled and halved (optional)
  • 500g small Potatoes
  • 2 tbs Tomato puree
  • 1/2 bottle Red Wine
  • 285ml Beef or Vegetable stock (preferrably home made)
  • Finely grated zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 handful Rosemary leaves
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • peeled & finely chopped


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 210mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 160ºC/300ºF/gas
Splash a little oil and a knob of butter into a casserole pan then throw in your onion and sage leaves, fry all together for 3 or 4 minutes. Toss the meat in a little seasoned flour, then add it to the pan with all the veg, tomato purée, wine and stock...gently stir together

Step 2

Season generously with your freshly ground Black Pepper and a little Salt. Bring the mix to the boil and cover. Cook in your preheated Oven for around 3 to 4 hours, until the Meat is tender

Step 3

To serve, either Ladel into Bowls or top a warming Garlic mash. Sprinkle your mixed Lemon Zest, chopped Rosemary and Garlic onto the stew, sit back with a Glass of Red and enjoy!

Which tipple; Red Spanish Rioja Criana (Navarra), Argentinian Malbec or Côtes-du-Rhônes-Villages

Nutritional info (per serve): Calories; 645 kcal / Carbs; 46.5g / Sugar; 17.8g / Fat; 19.4g / Saturates; 6.7g / Protein; 52.6g

Allergy advice; contains Wheat flour

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Gourmandize UK & Ireland

Thanks Annemarie for this best beef stew! We can't wait to try it out! Next time you make it, add a photo for us all to see!

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