Smoky beef stew

Smoky beef stew

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hrs

Easy

Makes 6-8
Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal341
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.92g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg stewing beef, cut into large chunks
  • 2 onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 800g (2 cans) chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

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

  • 2 tsp each sweet paprika, ground cumin and mild chilli powder
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained

Method

  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.

  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.

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missis
20th Apr, 2012
4.05
Really enjoyed this but unfortunatey hubby didn't. Very strong flavour but delicious.
lizleicester
24th Mar, 2012
4.05
Good beef casserole.
bwatkinson
24th Mar, 2012
3.05
It was ok, nothing special but was nice in a wrap.
lizleicester
21st Mar, 2012
4.05
Am trying this out in the slow cooker so will rate it when it has slowly brewed overnight!
eleanormayo
7th Mar, 2012
5.05
Delish - I added feta as recommended and served with cous cous and green beans.
paultnc
29th Dec, 2011
Try to fix your website so that it does not leave duplicate comments !
kecsilsby
7th Nov, 2011
this Stew was Lush, I added some shallots and it made it really tasty.
rhianthomas1984
9th May, 2011
5.05
This was one of the nicest stews I’ve ever made. It was so easy and cheap to make, yet packed with lovely flavours. I served it with creamy mashed potato and some steamed veg. Can’t wait to make again!
alissa_lea
22nd Sep, 2010
5.05
Lovely and really tasty - so easy as well!
cinder
2nd Sep, 2010
4.05
Have made this twice now and its sure to become a staple favourite over winter. I use with potaoes to pad out for lunches as well as dinners served with feta cheese.

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