Hearty beef stew
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Hearty beef stew

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Serves 4

A great budget meal for the whole family. Plenty of vegetables make it healthy and hearty. Just assemble and forget about it.

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  • 600g braising steak trimmed and cubed
  • 2tbsp flour
  • 1sp mustard powder
  • 5 carrots thickly sliced
  • 4 parsnips thickly sliced
  • 1 medium swede peeled and roughly cubed
  • 3 leeks roughly chopped
  • 800g peeled and halved potatoes
  • 100g peas
  • 3 sticks celery sliced
  • 1 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • strong beef stock to cover
  • bread to serve
  • worcestershire sauce to serve (optional)


    1. Put flour and mustard powder into a food bag or bowl and mix
    2. Add the beef to the flour mix and toss untill the beef is coated well
    3. Place the vegetables into a large pot not including the peas or tomatoes
    4. Add the beef and the tomatoes and juice
    5. Fill the pot with the stock until it comes level with the top of the ingredents already added
    6. Turn the hob onto the lowest setting and place the pot on it
    7. Gently cook for 7 hours stirring it once or twice to prevent it sticking
    8. Serve in a bowl with bread and worcestershire sauce on the side

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