As the weather cools, there’s nothing more satisfying than tucking in to a big bowl of a hearty stew or casserole. There’s just something so warming and comforting about these slow-cooked classics that we can’t get enough of!
2.Roll beef in flour mixed with paprika (easiest to do this in a plastic bag). Put into a lidded casserole dish that will hold the ingredients comfortably with not too much extra space.
3.Whizz tomatoes and their juice in a food processor, or crush roughly with a wooden spoon, and add to meat. Add remaining ingredients to casserole and stir. The meat should be almost covered by liquid.
4.Press a piece of baking paper over contents and cover with lid. Cook in oven, undisturbed, for 2 hours. Taste for seasoning, and add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Check whether meat is tender, and cook longer if necessary – give it another 20 minutes and then check again.
5.Offer stew with a bowl of yoghurt and maybe a small bowl of sliced pickled dill cucumbers.