Beef Stew


serves 1
2 tbsp oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 carrot, sliced
100 - 150 g potato, cut in small chunks
150 - 200 g lean stewing beef, cubed
1 tbsp plain flour (All purpose)
1 tsp tomato puree (paste)
1 tbsp gravy granules, made up with 200 ml boiling water
a dash of Worcestershire sauce
230 g can of chopped tomatoes with herbs
50 g button mushrooms
salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (325°F) gas mark 3.

2. Heat a 1 tbsp of oil in a small frying pan, and gently fry the onion, carrot and potato for 5 minutes. Transfer to a small casserole dish.

3. Roll the beef in the flour and fry in the remaining oil until brown all over. Stir in the tomato puree and transfer to the casserole dish.

4. Add the gravy, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

5. Stir in the mushrooms, season well and cook for 30 minutes.

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Reply to Julies comment
posted by April1 @ 11:13AM, 2/09/08
DUHHH!!! ever tried not putting the tomatoes in. Recipes aren't set in stone ya know *rolls eyes*
My Comments
posted by dolly @ 10:39AM, 4/15/08
Being a 19 year old girl and being interested in cooking I was looking for a basic stew recipe. I too do not like tomatoes but with a few tweaks to the recipe and some use of common sense I made a really nice stew. I think its a good recipe for first time stew makers!
posted by Chef161 @ 05:38AM, 4/20/08
This is a Casserole not a stew. Stew is cooked in a pan on the hob, casserole in a casserole dish in the oven.
You people.
posted by Josh @ 04:18PM, 11/11/08
Guys, honestly. If you don't like the stew, just say what it needed, and that's it. Doon't go dissin something because it has something your alergic to, be smart.. and take it from the recipe, or be dumb and chirp.
Too Right
posted by Paul @ 08:22AM, 6/12/09
I agree with Josh. No good moaning about it, just enjoy it. If you dont like it, then dont use it or play with it yourself. Don't put people off uploading there dishes.
Gravy granules yuk
posted by shane @ 05:10AM, 6/16/09
My 90 year old gran always used oxo cubes she said never use gravy granules it got no flavour
Steww ??
posted by mark @ 05:42AM, 9/16/09
This dont sound like a beef stew to me
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