Square Meals Recipes - Beef Stew Serve with boiled potatoes.
Beef Stew Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb or 675g stewing beef
  • 1 3/4 pt or l litre homemade beef stock or 1 low‑salt beef stock cubes dissolved in 1 3/4 pt or 1l of warm water ( Read Vegetable,Beef and Chicken Stock Recipe )
  • 1 dessertspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 oz or 40g flour
  • pinch of salt if desired
  • pepper
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 dessertspoons of frozen peas
  • 5 potatoes, peeled

How to make Beef Stew

  1. Fry the meat on both sides until browned.
  2. Remove from the frying pan and place in a saucepan.
  3. Chop the onions, carrots and parsnips and fry lightly.
  4. Remove from the frying pan and with the peas place in the saucepan with the meat.
  5. Sprinkle the flour into the frying pan and stir well.
  6. Add the stock cubes, water and seasoning. Continue stirring. 
  7. Add this to the meat and vegetables and cook gently over a low heat for 1–1½ hours until the meat is tender.
  8. Add washed and peeled potatoes to the stew, 30 minutes before the end of cooking time. This may also be cooked as a casserole in the oven.