Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This family winter warmer is full of flavour and goodness. Adapt for meat lovers by adding sausages

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (without mash)

kcalories
169
protein
9g
carbs
24g
fat
4g
saturates
0g
fibre
7g
sugar
10g
salt
0.99g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g can butter beans, drained
  • 400g can flageolet beans, rinsed and drained
  • 200ml dry cider
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • cheddar & parsley mash (see tip below)

Make it non-veggie

  • 2 sausages
  • 1 tsp olive oil per portion

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Method

  1. Heat oil in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic, carrot and leek until soft but not coloured. Add the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, butter beans, flageolet beans, cider, stock and thyme and simmer for 15-20 mins until the stew has thickened and the veg are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, if you’re adding sausages to any portion, snip each sausage into 3-4 chunks. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and brown the chunks for 5 mins, then stir in appropriate portions of the stew and gently simmer for the remaining cooking time. Serve with the mash.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2011

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kelliehuk23's picture
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Really tasty and pretty easy to make :)

johnjustice's picture
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Found this easy to make and the cider gave an interesting and different flavour to what is basically a Bean and Veg soup. Without the sausage I found it to be a bit thin and lacking some punch but my son-in-law gave it the thumbs up. In spite of my reservations this is a great low fat, high fibre and healthy meal and I will make it again making some additions until it packs the punch I want.

billy869's picture
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Made this last night for dinner, used strongbow as i had some in the fridge and cooked off some sausages which I added at the end, put the whole lot in an oven dish topped it with the mash (I did sweet potato mash) topped with cheese and put in the oven to brown off, it was amazing, well worth a try. Easy to make and so very tasty. By the way i got the can of flageolet beans in tesco's.

mchllcros's picture

This was really tasty. The mash and the stew go so well together.

leandas2007's picture
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Made this as part of a Halloween buffet for a couple of vegetarian guests, put sausages out separate for the meat eaters. Added a stick of celery, extra garlic and a pinch of chilli flakes for added flavour, kept it warm in the slowcooker. It was a big hit, my sister in law was very happy to take home the small amount that was left.

reevey's picture
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Loved it! So tasty just with sausages, mash was too much as well. Had some left over so blitzed it and made a hearty soup out of it for lunch the next day, just thinned it down with some water

vinny1's picture
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Wasn't mad about this when I first made it as thought it lacked something in terms of real flavor - added baked chorizo to the left-overs the next day and it was just gorgeous. Also think the cheese adds nothing much to the mash.

luceybridge's picture
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I really loved this recipe. I used cannelloni and butter beans and added a little paprika and it was delicious. I think this will be a winter favourite for me.

jburton's picture

Sounds lovely but instead of using the beans i will use chunky veg (Marrow, pumpkin, squash and courgette) grown in our planting area in Somerset

maxiebabe's picture

I cooked this as per recipe- without sausages - and my meat loving husband said it was delicious and would I make it again very soon !!

bat_bren's picture
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We are now doing the alternate day fasting (as seen on Horizon) which means that on our "down days" we try to eat 600 cals per day. A portion of this was very satisfying, along with a small amount of sweet potato (skin on) mash with chives. Will definately be doing this again - no meat needed!!

sbradley's picture
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Really enjoyed making this and eating it. It looked good and was full of flavour. As its July we had new potatoes with it, which was a good match but will try the mash another time.

lsamum's picture
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First reciepe Ive used from this website, delighted with results, the chedder potato goes so well with the stew, lovely!

jessicawirth's picture
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Was delicious... But I had to add a lot more seasoning and spices to make it tasty! Also had to add almost the whole bottle of cider too. Altogether...yummy! Would be a good freezer meal too!

hanneli's picture
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Very filling and tasty, esp with the mash (I did cheese and mustard). I also used all stock and whatever pulses were in the cupboard and it tasted really good. One to make again.

lyme10's picture

Delicious with a double d!!! Quick and simple to make...I've made one with sausage and kept the other portion veggie. Scrumptious with both rice or mash and great to add to also. I've made it with red peppers, celery, chopped toms with a hint of chilli and it still tastes fab...now one of my firm faves!!!

jamesbarker3000's picture
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Pretty good meal... satisfying and warming with the mash. Didn't bother with the butter beans as I had added celeriac I had to use up.

dynamyt's picture
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Due to how tight money is these day we decided its time we started cooking properly from cratch instead of the uual 'packet mix' for stew. I fell upon this receipe and although not a maive lover of veg we gave it a go but added sauages and it was abolutely beautiful, even my partner really enjoyed it a well as the kids, definately going to become a regular!

cat123's picture
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From others' comments I was expecting this to be really nice, but I found it disappointingly ordinary - not unpleasant, just rather dull. Not one I'll bother with again, personally.

caroline1967's picture
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Yummy.........couldn't get flageolet beans so used a large tin of butter beans instead and served with bread.

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