Easy Stew (Serves 1)
- 1 Average Sized Stewing Steak
- A Slosh of Red Wine (optional)
- A Splash of Vegetable Oil (for frying)
- 10g Butter (for frying)
- 3 Beef Stock Cubes (made up following instructions on the packet)
- 1.5 tsp Marmite (optional)
- 50g Barley (or Soup mix) (optional)
- 1 Large Onion (Chopped roughly)
- 2 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
- 1 Large Carrot (Sliced)
- A Small Swede (Diced)
- 2 Sticks of Celery (Sliced)
- 2/3 Potatoes (Quartered)
- Any other root vegetables as per preference (I recommend some green cabbage added a few minutes before serving)
- Dice the steak and fry in a pan with the oil and the butter.
- Once browned add the slosh of red wine and keep on high heat until it has reduced in volume.
- To this pan add chopped onion and crushed garlic. Keep on heat until onions are softened slightly.
- Add your made-up stock.
- Add the barley, which acts as a thickener.
- To this add all of this other vegetables except the potatoes. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmering point. Simmer for about an hour/ an hour and a half.
- Add the potatoes and cook for a further 25/30 minutes.
- If the gravy has become too thick, mix the Marmite with about 400ml of water and add slowly until the gravy has the desired consistency.
- Serve piping hot with lots of bread. Enjoy!!
Thanks to kftjkp for providing the original recipe