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Irish beef stew

6
6
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
3 hr
Prep
10 min
Cook
2 hr 50 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
As it bubbles on the stove, the meat in this slow-cooked stew becomes so tender it will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

trimmed beef chuck steak

400 g, (buy 500g) fat trimmed, cut into chunks

brown onion

1 medium, chopped

carrot(s)

2 medium, cut into chunks

leek(s)

2 whole, sliced

beef stock cube

1½ individual, dissolved in 700ml hot water

potato

400 g, cut into chunks

frozen green peas

50 g, or thawed

fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, chopped

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a large saucepan with oil then add the steak a little at a time, so that it sears and browns.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, leeks and cook for 10 minutes. Add the prepared stock. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered for 2 hours. Check the level of liquid, occasionally adding more stock if needed.
  3. When the meat is tender add the potatoes and cook them for 20 minutes or until tender. Stir the peas into the stew and cook gently for another 3-4 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccolini.

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