Comforting Spicy Beef Stew
Comforting Spicy Beef Stew

Comforting Spicy Beef Stew


INGREDIENTS 

Serves 2 - 3 

  • 3 Handfuls cubed beef (1kg)
  • 2 Handfuls of cubed sweet potato
  • 1 Sliced Red Pepper
  • Handful of sliced courgette
  • 1/3 cup red wine - optional but great for extra flavour 

Seasoning

  • Sea salt
  • 1 Dessert spoon mild or hot chilli powder
  • 1 dessert spoon garlic powder or 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 dessert spoon sage
  • 1 dessert spoon black pepper

 

LETS GET COOKING!  

  1. Place a large casserole dish over a high heat and add in unsalted butter or coconut oil. Once the butter/coconut oil has melted, add in the beef and all the seasoning, expect the chilli powder.
  2. Fry for 10 minutes and stir every minute
  3. Now turn the heat down to medium, add in the chilli powder and continue frying for another 6 minutes
  4. Add in the wine or replace with water and stir well. Place the lid on top and cook for 10 minutes. Tip - always have a look every now and again to make sure that their is some liquid/sauce in the dish otherwise the meat will burn and it will go dry.
  5. Add the sweet potato in, give a good stir and then add in some boiled water. Don't cover the ingredients completely with water, we want a sauce but this is not a beef soup. Place the lid on top again and cook for 20 minutes and turn the heat to low.
  6. Time to add in the red pepper and courgette, give a good stir and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.

TIP - always make sure you add some boiling water to keep the dish from drying out, there needs to be a sauce

Stir every now and again and season if lacking in flavour

I remove some meat after 50 minutes to taste and make sure it's tender/soft

The longer and slower you cook it, the softer the meat will become

 

Cooking video

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