Honeyed beef stew

    2 hours 35 min

    A melt in the mouth meal made with stewing steak that's so easy to throw together. Guests ask for this again and again.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1kg beef stewing steak, trimmed and diced
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons English mustard
    • 4 tablespoons ketchup
    • 500ml water
    • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr20min  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. In a large pot over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and quickly brown the beef pieces on all sides. Place the onion, green pepper, celery and carrots into the pot and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine the honey, lemon juice, mustard, ketchup, water, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
    4. Transfer the meat and vegetables to a 2 litre casserole. Pour the ketchup mixture over the meat and vegetables.
    5. Bake in a preheated oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

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    Was a pleasantly different stew that was very tasty. Maybe a little sweet so next time I wont put as much honey in but the meat was lovely and tender.  -  20 May 2010


    We have just tried this Recipe in a slow cooker and it xxxxx  -  15 Nov 2011


    Absolutely yummy stew, I left out the celery and added some mushrooms, twas delicious, melt in the mouth beef! Thanks!  -  31 Oct 2011