Saturday, 7 November 2009

Update - beef stew

Well i had decided to make welsh beef stew tonight, i got all the ingredients out ready as you can see:

and i enlisted the help of my younger son with the vegetables:

but then when i got so far making it i realised the recipe called for 1/4pint of cider to be added, as i was serving this as a family meal with the kids i didnt fancy doing this so at he last minute i changed my mind and made beef stew the way my nana makes it, and mmm it was delicious!

my oldest son really enjoyed his hot bowl of stew when he got back from watching the rugby, and he said the most sweetest things to me 'mam i love your beef stew, you make u make i so nice', aww its nice to know that i am appreciated!

so heres the finished product:

mm and it did taste delicious, i always remember as a kid going to my nanas house and she had this bubbling away on the stove.

Heres the easy peezy recipe:

as much cubed stewing beef as you want

3 carots, peeled and sliced

2 onions, sliced

as much baby potatoes as you want

gravy granules

in a pan, put the beef and onions and fill with water so it is covering (you will need to keep topping up the water)

bring to the boil then let it simmer for about 4hrs (this can also be done in the crockpot and left for 8hrs on low)

after the allocated time add the carrots and potatoes and turn the heat up a little for 30 - 40 mins

once this is done, add gravy granules to the water in the pan, srtirring constantly to thicken.

serve in bowls with lots of salt and pepper and plety of bread and butter!





Karen said...

Sounds yummy...I love beef stew on a chilly autumn day!