- 3½ tbsp vegetable oil
- 1kg stewing beef, cut into chunks
The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…
- 1 onion, sliced
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- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp black treacle
- 1 tsp cumin
An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…
- 400g can chopped tomato
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 600ml beef stock (from a cube is fine)
- 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
- 400g can cannellini bean, drained and rinsed
Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…
- soured cream and coriander, to serve
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan with a lid. Season meat, then cook about one-third over a high heat for 10 mins until browned. Tip onto a plate and repeat with 2 tbsp of oil and rest of the meat.
Add a splash of water and scrape pan to remove bits. Add ½ tbsp oil. Turn heat down, fry onion and garlic until softened. Return meat to the pan, add flour and stir for 1 min. Add treacle, cumin, tomatoes and stock. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hr 45 mins. Stir occasionally and check that the meat is covered with liquid.
Add peppers and beans, and cook for a further 15 mins. The stew can now be cooled and kept in the fridge for 2 days, or frozen for 1 month. Serve in bowls, with sour cream, coriander and cornbread.