I needed something fast today, and as I am still dedicating this blog to healthy eating (or at least decent student-food recipes), I decided to go for the stew idea. It’s fast, warm, and easy to make if you’re in a rush. It’s great for those who want to bulk buy and have a meal last for a few nights! Also freezes really well!
I originally found this on BBC food – but decided to alter it as I think it needed tweaking.
I’ll certainly be making this more in the winter- I’m sure it will feature again next November when I’m complaining about my cold, student home! Unfortunately heating = money, and money = not available.
NOT THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MEAL. So apologies – but wow, it was quick, easy, cheap, and made enough for a few meals! Also delicious!
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 300g beef, chopped or sliced
- 1 bell pepper (any colour)
- 400 g chopped tomatoes
- 1 carrot, chopped
- olives (optional) – in original recipe
- salt and pepper to taste
- OPTIONAL: garlic powder (extra flavour)
1) In a large pot, pour in the diced onions and garlic. After a few minutes, pour in carrots.
2) Once onions are golden, pour in beef slices, tomatoes, parsley, bell pepper.
3) Cook until beef is cooked through – careful not t overcook the beef. I left a lid on for a while to let the steam cook the carrots a bit more.
4) Once ready, stir in a hand full of olives if desired. Season with salt, pepper, and option seasoning: garlic powder.
5) Serve with mash potatoes. I put sour cream and cheese with salt and pepper in my mash – but it’s up to you! For a quick mash, grab sainsburys or tescos ready mash – if not, boil halved potatoes for about 20 minutes, mash, and add desired contents (milk, soured cream, etc).