Winter is here!
Which means its the perfect time for hearty stews, like this beef and mushroom one! Nothing warms a families heart more than a hearty stew cooked by love. It’s thick and full of flavour without being overly rich and will have you wanting more!
My family absolutely loves this recipe and I make a small batch almost every week during winter for them
Hearty Beef & Mushroom Stew Ingredients
- 1 garlic clove
- 500g White Mushrooms
- 500g - 600g Chuck Beef
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cheap red wine
- 2 tsp Bone broth concentrate
- Corn flour for dusting
- Oil for frying
- Rosemary, fresh
- Thyme, fresh
You’ll also need an oven, something to brush your garlic with, muslin bag to hold the herbs, a spoon for stirring, knife and cutting board, a pan for frying and a clay pot (for the best results) for cooking
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Wash your mushrooms thoroughly and slice vertically, set aside
- Cut the chuck steak into bite sized chunks and completely dust with the cornflour
- In a pan, heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium to high heat
- Once the oil is warm, place all of the dusted beef into the pan and fry till slightly brown
- Turn off the heat and put the beef into the clay pot. Make sure to scrap off the flour that is stuck to the pan and add it to the pot.
- Give the pan a quick clean and return it to the stove
- In the pan, over medium to high heat, warm up 4 tablespoons of oil
- Once the oil is warm, add all the mushrooms and fry till ALL the liquid is gone
- Once all the liquid has been re absorbed by the mushrooms, turn the heat off
- Add the mushrooms to the clay pot with the beef, crushed garlic clove and give it a mix
- In a muslin bag, add 5 decent springs of rosemary and a handful of thyme
- Tie the bag off nice and tight and put it the middle of the beef and mushroom
- Now add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of cheap red wine to the pot, along with 2 tsp of concentrated bone broth
- Give the mixture a little stir, pop the lid on and place the clay pot into the oven
- Cook at 200c for 1 hour
After the 1 hour, take the stew out and give it a check by stirring it. It should be nice and thick! If its not thick, pop it back in the oven and keep an eye on it.
Gather ‘round the hearth
The smell of the hearty beef stew must be driving you crazy right! Cut up some crunchy bread, smother it in butter, light up some candles and gather around the table to dig in! Winter is my favourite time of year when it comes to food. The food is full of magical energy and love, recharging and reawaken your soul to its core.