Beef and lentil stew

Beef and lentil stew


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About this recipe: A delicious winter stew that is packed full of protein. Stewing steak is simmered with lentils, turnip, spices, raisins and figs. The dried fruit marries all the flavours together. Enjoy with mashed potatoes, if desired.


Serves: 6 

  • 30g butter
  • 560g lean beef stewing steak, cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 190g dry lentils
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 125g diced turnip
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 165g raisins
  • 135g chopped dried figs

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then cook in the pot until browned on the outside.
  2. Pour in the chicken stock and simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes, until the beef is tender. Remove the beef from the liquid and set aside.
  3. Pour the beef stock into the pot and add the lentils. Bring to the boil, then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Season the turnips with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and basil and add them to the pot.
  5. Return the beef to the pot and stir in the raisins and figs. Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavours before serving.

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