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Easy beef stew

Easy beef stew


Crowd-pleasing meals don't need to be tricky. Cook this one-pot wonder with just Hereford beef, veg and a few store cupboard staples

  • Feeds 4 Feeds 4
  • Ready in 2 hours 35 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1358kj 325kcal
  • Fat
    Med 26%
  • Saturates
    Low 24%
  • Sugar
    Low 26%
  • Salt
    Low 26%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 18.7g

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  • 350g Hereford casserole beef
  • 2 tbsp plain flour seasoned with black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 300ml stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp English mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/fan 120°C/Gas 1
  2. Dip the beef in the seasoned flour, heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large heavy-based casserole dish and brown the beef in batches
  3. Put the browned beef onto a plate
  4. Put the remaining 1 tbsp oil into the casserole
  5. Add the onion and cook over a high heat for a couple of minutes
  6. Turn the heat down and add the garlic. Cover and leave to sweat until tender
  7. Once the onion and garlic are soft, add the carrots, stock, tomatoes, mustard and the browned beef, then cover and cook in the oven for at least 2 hours or until the beef is really tender
  8. Alternatively, cook it on the hob for the same amount of time
  9. Make sure your dinner is fully cooked and piping hot before serving it up

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