Quick & Easy

Simplest beef stew

This flavorsome tender beef stew is warm, nourishing, and perfect for the cooler nights in.
Simplest beef stew
2H 10M

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!

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1.Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
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.

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