Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

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(80 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This family winter warmer is full of flavour and goodness. Adapt for meat lovers by adding sausages

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving (without mash)

  • kcal169
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre7g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.99g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 leek, chopped
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 200g can butter bean, drained
  • 400g can flageolet bean, rinsed and drained
  • 200ml dry cider
    Cider

    Cider

    si-der

    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…

  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves only

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • cheddar & parsley mash (see tip below)
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Make it non-veggie

  • 2 sausages
  • 1 tsp olive oil per portion
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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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.

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abbyrees
11th Mar, 2013
4.05
Very tasty and cheap dish to make, who needs meat!!
giles_74
20th Feb, 2013
I did the meat version recently and no way were 2 sausages enough, i feel a minimum of 4 would be more suitable.
pippahockey
22nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Loved this. So tasty and warming.
natalia5294
19th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really tasty and healthy, and very filling! I didn't add any cider, I put in a bit more stock instead, and had it with plain mash, no cheese or parsley, and it was delicious! Still have some left over for lunch tomorrow.
greensquirrel
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
I love this Stew! The Cider really makes it gorgeous - I haven't tried the mash yet. I just use whatever mixed beans I can find, and it's always lovely.
rachel_r
18th Dec, 2012
3.05
This was nice; I added some cauliflower, peas and sweetcorn as I didn't have any butter beans. Being a non-drinker, I missed out the cider and used more stock. Next time I think it would be better to add the beans towards the end of the cooking time as they got a bit mushy. I did cook it for longer than stated though as it was a bit runny. The mash was ok, but I prefer mashed potatoes with some mustard stirred through.
ghwilkins
15th Dec, 2012
5.05
very easy, very economic and very delicious. If you're not vegetarian add some chorizo yum!
kelliehuk23
20th Nov, 2012
5.05
Really tasty and pretty easy to make :)
johnjustice
13th Nov, 2012
4.05
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
11th Nov, 2012
5.05
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.

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