Frugal Beef Stew

Frugal Beef Stew


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About this recipe: I made this one night when I realised I had some pre-cubed beef that needed using and hardly anything else. It's a little of the watery side, but that's perfect if like me you like dipping in bread to your stew and could always be thickened up with cornflour if you wish.


Serves: 2 

  • 2 handfuls cubed beef
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 a stick celery, thickly sliced
  • 1 handful mixed veg (peas and sweetcorn)
  • 500g chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

  1. Add the onion and beef to a frying pan with a little oil (if you feel it requires it, depends on how good your pan is) and cook until the onions are soft.
  2. Tip out the onion/beef into a casserole dish and add the rest of the ingredients to the frying pan with half the stock, cooking on a high heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the contents of the frying pan into the casserole dish along with the thyme and rest of the stock (and a little bit of pepper if you like) and put on the lid. Cook in the oven on a low heat (about 140 C) for around 3-4 hours, giving it a stir every hour.


Add pretty much any vegtables you like for variations and double up the ingredients to serve more, it will cook just the same :)

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