Beef Stew

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Beef Stew

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

25g/1oz butter

750g/1lb 10oz beef stewing steak

2 tbsp plain flour

2 crushed garlic cloves

175g/6oz onions

150g/5oz chopped celery

150g/5oz chopped carrots

2 chopped leeks

200g/7oz chopped swede

150ml/5fl oz red wine

500ml/18fl oz beef stock

2 fresh bay leaves

3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

3 tbsp  parsley

Worcestershire sauce

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

Heat the oil and butter in an ovenproof casserole dish on the hob, add beef and fry until browned.

Add flour and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Add the garlic and all the vegetables and cook  for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the wine, stock and herbs, then add the Worcestershire sauce to taste.

Cover with a lid, transfer to the oven and cook for about two hours

Products used

Molten Cast Iron Round 3.8 Litre Casserole

Metro Kitchen Mini Silicone Spoon

Master Class Deluxe Ceramic Paring Knife

Colourworks Garlic Press with Soft Touch Handle