Irish beef stew
Calorie controlled cooking spray
Beef stewing steak, lean, raw
500 g, cut into chunks
1 large, chopped
2 medium, cut into chunks
2 medium, sliced
Vegetable stock cube(s)
1½ cube(s), beef, make up to 700ml with hot water
400 g, cut into chunks
Peas, fresh or frozen
50 g, (thawed if frozen)
2 tablespoons, chopped
1 pinch, and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat cooking spray in a large saucepan then add the stewing steak a little at a time, so that it sears and browns.
- Add the onion, carrots, leeks and stock. Season with a little 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.
- When the meat is tender add the potatoes and cook them until tender – about 20 minutes. Stir the peas into the stew and cook gently for another 3-4 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley.