Winter Warmer: Beef & vegetable stove top stew

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When it starts to look like this through the window.

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And the temperature hits a top of this for the day…

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There’s only one thing for it. Good, hearty winter food. Comfort food. Food that warms up your insides as well as your cheeks. Food that’s like a big warm cuddle from your Mum. Food that simmers away for hours and fills the house with delicious smells that make a house feel like a home.

Origin have created a collection of 12 (one for each week of winter) recipes that are simple and can be created just on your stove top this winter. I’ve tried out one for you – a perfect one pot wonder!

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Beef and Vegetable Stove top Stew

Serves 4-6
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours

1 tbs olive oil
2 onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1kg chuck beef, trimmed, cut into chunks
2 tbs plain flour
2 tbs tomato paste
1 cup red wine (or use stock)
2 cups beef stock
2 parsnips, peeled, chopped into chunks
2 carrots, chopped into chunks
300g frozen baby green beans

Original recipe from Origin website here.

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1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish. Add onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring, or until softened. Toss meat with flour and add to saucepan.

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2. Add tomato paste, wine, stock, parsnips and carrots. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low.

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3. Cook for 1 ½- 2 hours or until meat is very tender. Stir through green beans and heat.

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4. Serve up with some mashed potato or pasta/gnocchi and of course with a big glass of red by the fire if you can!

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The whole collection of 12 winter recipes can be found online at Origin here or you can check them out on their Facebook page here.

Beef and Vegetable Stove top Stew

Serves 4-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Website Origin Energy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1kg chuck beef (trimmed, cut into chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine (or use stock)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 parsnips (peeled, chopped into chunks)
  • 2 carrots (chopped into chunks)
  • 300g baby green beans

Directions

Step 1
Heat oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish. Add onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring, or until softened. Toss meat with flour and add to saucepan.
Step 2
Add tomato paste, wine, stock, parsnips and carrots. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low.
Step 3
Cook for 1 ½- 2 hours or until meat is very tender. Stir through green beans and heat.
Step 4
Serve up with some mashed potato or pasta/gnocchi and of course with a big glass of red by the fire if you can!

What’s your favourite winter comfort food?

Comments

  1. I’m all over this season of comfort food. Glass of red mandatory of course!

  2. Narelle says:

    Good morning, thank you for the recipe – I’ve just bought chuck steak ready for a casserole and now I don’t have to hunt for a recipe.
    I love your blog and I especially like that you reply to your comments.
    Have a lovely week.

  3. Mrs Woog says:

    THIS LOOKS AWESOME! I also love making pea and ham soup. Anything in one pot works for me. Minimal washing up!

    • You know my thoughts on all products related to pork…but there is something about a big ham hock bone that leaves a little uneasy. Controversial I know!!

  4. The perfect winter comfort food! Do you coat your meat in flour using baking paper? That’s revolutionary I tell you! Loving you photos too Beth. x

    • I did this time – just whacked it onto the baking paper and gave it a bit of a wrap around and shake up – no washing up either!

  5. See this is the type of meal my mother would make when I was kid and I would have hated it and now I can’t think of anything better. http://www.smaggle.com/2013/10/14/the-5-dinners-my-mother-cooked-that-i-absolutely-hated/

  6. We’re having a beef-style stew tonight in the crock-pot. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve had to deal with temperatures this low so I’m recreating comfort food from when I was a kid. Some chunky seared portobellos standing in for the beef, but it’s ALL ABOUT THE GRAVY, right? Stew juice, haha

  7. Thank you, dinner tonight sorted!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious. Can I point out though that it says it is gluten free but it does in fact contain flour.

  9. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    Love a slow cooked dinner and a nice warm comfort food in winter…great recipe thank you Beth!

  10. Great recipe. There is nothing better on a cold, wintry night :)

  11. Cheekiechops says:

    Made this last night, major winning meal. That damn carrot in the first few photos…

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