Smoky beef stew
- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 6-8
Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 160C/ 140C fan/gas 3. Mix the beef, onions, tomatoes, spices, vinegar and sugar in a casserole dish. Cover and bake for 2½ hrs. Stir in the beans and bake for 30 mins more (with the lid off if the casserole is a little wet or lid on if good consistency), until the beef is tender.
- STEP 2
Cool, then freeze in 6-8 portions in small food bags or plastic containers. Defrost in microwave or overnight in fridge, then heat in the morning and transfer to a thermos container, or heat in the microwave at lunchtime.
3 WAYS TO SERVE IT
1. Wrap in soft tortillas with lettuce and soured cream. 2. Top with crumbled feta or grated cheddar and eat with wholemeal pitta or rice. 3. Add leftover cooked spuds with peas or sweetcorn to make it into a one-pot lunch.