Prep Time: 20′
Cooking Time: 1hr45′
What you need:
- 500g Organic Beef Cubes for Stew
- 1 Large Onion, Chopped
- 2 Large Carrots, Cut into Chunks
- 1&1/1 Courgettes, Cut into Chunks
- 4 Medium Potatoes, Cut into Chunks
- 4 Tbsp Cooking Oil (I use sunflower)
- 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
I love stews; they 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 my hearty beef stew, 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 vegetables (carrots, potatoes & courgettes), and stir and let cook for 5 minutes, to coat and flavour them only.
Remove the vegetables to the side then put the beef back in the pot, season with salt and pepper and cover with 1 litre of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for half an hour.
After this time has passed, the water should have reduced by half if not more; prepare your 1 litre of hot boiling water; add your vegetables 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 litre here. Bring to a boil again and simmer for another hour and a half, stirring occasionally.
You can have it with rice, I like Egyptian rice cooked with vermicelli, and chunks of fresh radish or green capsicum!
And Bon Appetit!