Brown Stew

This doesn’t sound particularly appealing! I sort of expected it to be cooked in a brown beer to fit with the title..

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I suppose this is a really basic stew! I do like this time of year and cooking meat like this. I think the cooking time is not essential and the longer the better!

We haven’t been shopping in a while and fortunately there was a couple of carrots in the fridge and onions in the cupboard which badly needed using up!

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I only had 1lb of meat but I still used two carrots and two onions, I don’t think the veg content is particularly crucial!

So the meat is browned and then shoved in the casserole dish with the veg..

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I was soo tempted to add some red wine, but stuck with the stock, which did look like way too much!

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I’ve been keeping the inner bits of celery for making bouquet garni, and I do still have some herbs growing in the garden and I opted to use thyme..

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I’m actually not too sure how long I cooked this for but it was probably double what the recipe says!

So after several hours it was looking and smelling pretty good..

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We were having this with some smoked garlic mash..

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This was just brill! The meat is so wonderfully soft and the whole thing tastes just great. I really love the simplicity of this.

Would I make this again? Yes, fab simple stew

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