Beefy 5 Bean Stew

Serves 6

Prep Time: 20min

Cooking Time: 2hr

What you need:

  • 500g Organic Beef Cubes for Stew
  • 1 Large Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Large Carrots, Diced
  • 4 Tbsp Cooking Oil (I use sunflower)
  • 1 Can of Cannellini Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can of Butter Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can of Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can of Borlotti Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can of Red Kidney Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can (400g) of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • 100g of Fresh Coriander, Finely Chopped
  • Sea Salt & Pepper (To Taste)
  • Approximately 2L of Water

 

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Method:

This recipe is very similar to my Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew. It’s cooked pretty much the same, with a few different ingredients.

Stews remind me of home, of my mom and her cooking. She cooked a lot of stews, and one ingredient she always put in her cooking that I still can’t find, a huge amount of love that I’m still building for my one daughter!

Here’s how you can make this Beefy 5 Bean Stew inspired by my hearty beef stew, therefore inspired by my mom J

Always prepare (cut and chop etc) all your ingredients before you start!

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and make sure the oil is piping hot and sear the beef cubes until brown, only hot oil will sear your meat beautifully, about 5 minutes. Remove onto a plate.

Using the same oil, fry the onions until soft and brown (about 5 minutes) then add all your carrots, stir and let cook for 5 minutes, to coat and flavor them only.

Put the beef back in the pot, season with salt and pepper and cover with 1 liter of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for one hour.

After this time has passed, the water should have reduced by half if not more; prepare your 1 liter of hot boiling water; add your 5 beans to the beef along with the crushed garlic, the chopped coriander and the tomatoes and then cover again with the hot water, you might need less than 1 liter here. Bring to a boil again and simmer for another hour, stirring occasionally.

You can have it with rice, I like Egyptian rice cooked with vermicelli, and chunks of fresh radish or green capsicum!

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And Bon Appetit!

 

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