Shin of beef and skirt are well-priced, have a great flavour and are ideal for using in slow-cooked stews with flavoursome root vegetables.
*Some red wine, stout or pale ale can be used to replace part of the stock.
*Redcurrant jelly adds a subtle taste and shine to the sauce, but is not essential. You can use 1/2 tsp sugar instead.
*The stew is suitable for freezing without the dumplings. Use within 3 months. Thaw in the fridge, then reheat gently.
My wife cooked this last week and it tasted lovely, so it's my turn this week. We loved it. - 20 Dec 2015