This lovely stew is similar to scouse. I make it in a 7 litre pressure cooker at 11 psi though you could do it conventionally. My wife introduced me to this, though I have tweaked it and hopefully enhanced the flavour. If you make it I hope you enjoy it, you could halve the amounts if you wanted to make less. There are no onions or onion family members in this but it stands up on its own. You will have guessed by now I don't like onions. Makes life awkward. Enjoy.
If you do this conventionally just simmer till potatoes and carrots are soft. Everything in this is supposed to be soft and melt in the mouth. A tip, if you're pushed for time you could use 4 small 300g tins of sliced carrots, cooked under pressure they will be very similar.
White potatoes are firm potatoes. If using softer ones, such as King Edward, a shorter cooking time of 20 minutes under pressure should be okay.
This is by far the best version of Beef Stew I've ever tasted. Absolutely amazing. For those spice lovers out there, try adding a lot more white and black pepper once cooked. Just as delicious without. Look forward to the next one, Cheers Dave Theo - 23 May 2014
Superb recipe and meal! Followed the recipe exactly especially as we're not fond of onions. My husband said it was the best mince beef meal he'd ever had! I made enough to freeze and vary into a chilli and then a mild curry for two future meals.AMAZING - Thank You - 03 Jun 2015