Beef Stew is the ultimate winter warmer and this recipe, with added delicious garlic bread topping, is so easy and quick that it's bound to become one of your favourites.
Treat yourself to a feast this weekend!
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 400g beef steak, cut into chunks
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 1 celery stick, sliced
- 1tsp tomato purée
- 2tsp plain flour
- Handful of chopped thyme
- 100ml red wine
- 200ml hot beef stock
- ½ ready-made garlic bread baguette, sliced
- Salt and pepper
Method1 Heat half the oil in a flameproof casserole dish over a high heat. Add the beef and cook for 2–3 mins until golden, then remove from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining oil and cook the onion, carrot and celery for 5 mins until softened.
2 Stir in the tomato purée, flour and thyme, then pour in the wine and cook for 2–3 mins until reduced by half. Add the stock, simmer for 15 mins, then return the meat to the pan.
3 Arrange the garlic bread slices on top of the stew, then cook under a preheated grill for 3 mins until the bread is golden and crisp.
Cook Time30 minutes
Nutrition InformationServes 4
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