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Beef and vegetable stew

An easy one pot meal that can also be cooked in the oven.
Ingredients
  • - 1 tablespoon oil
  • - 500 grams stewing beef (e.g. cheeks, brisket or chuck)
  • - 2 onions, diced
  • - 2 carrots, diced
  • - 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • - 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • - 2 potatoes, washed and diced
  • - 3 cups water
  • - 1 beef stock cube
  • - 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • - 2 tablespoons tomato paste
Method
  1. 1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. 2. Add the meat and brown all over - do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  3. 3. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
  4. 4. Add the onion and carrot. Cook over a medium heat until they begin to soften.
  5. 5. Add the mushrooms and garlic, continue to cook until they begin to soften.
  6. 6. Add the meat back to the pot along with potatoes, water, stock, vinegar and tomato paste.
  7. 7. Cover and cook over low heat for approximately 2 hours or until the meat is tender.
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