It's getting colder, it's " stew time" yay. lets have your stew recipe!

Discussion in 'Can Cook, Will Cook' started by Poptop2, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    I love a stew in the winter and its a tradition in our house that I make it, lately Will has taken to helping too and he is coming along well in the family tradition.

    Our simple but tasty stew is always made on a Sunday evening after Sunday lunch using the leftover meat and veg, like this -

    Big pot 3/4 filled with salted water to taste - we like a good bit of salt.

    Add all leftover meat no little chicken bones but lamb bones are ok.

    Add any other leftover veg.

    Add more veg - usually one whole chopped swede, an whole chapped parsnip. a chopped large onion. A cuple of large carrots peeled and chopped. two oxo cubes beef or chicken.

    Bring to boil, then simmer for a couple of hours,

    Reheat tomorrow afternoon add some potatoes and bring to boil.

    Dumplings with lamb and beef stew only in our house, dumplings are easy to make with suet and self raising flour.

    Serve hot with lashings of bread and butter, yummy.

    How do you make yours then.
  2. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Chelle does an excellent stew, based on a greek recipe of Kleftiko

    she takes diced lamb & puts it, along with the following into a pot

    the juice of 1 lemon

    about half a dozen bay leaves



    small or new potatoes depending on whats available

    1/2 pint of cold water

    She leaves it cooking on a low heat setting for most of the day & when we get home, its sat smelling great!!
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  3. we do a hotpot in the slow cooker ,
    great with a few lamb chops....
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  4. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Can't beat beef with a robust red.
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  5. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Is that a recipe or a euphemism?
  6. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Well spotted inuendo. ;)
  7. Ahhh one pot cooking
    The males domain:thumbsup:
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  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    I know you can both cook so lets have a really good recipe for stew from you then.
  9. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Chuck anything in on top of the usual starters - onions, garlic, carrots, celery innit. Then add spices for curry or some random herbs and wine for stew. Cook as low and slow as you can stand and fill the biggest pan you have to the brim.
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  10. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Lots of pepper if it's beef. :)
  11. All these sound good. Any old veg - check; one big pot - check; herbs and wine - check.

    How about some pearl barley while you're at it?
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  12. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Lou makes an Italian type chicken stew/soup to die for:thumbsup:
  13. Just had this today for family gathering:
    1.5kg Ox cheek - really cheap cut of beef. Cut into big chunks, dust with flour and brown in a stew pan in batches.
    When all beef browned, put chopped up onion, celery and carrot into the pan and cook for 10 mins or so.
    Add two bay leaves, a sprig of thyme salt and pepper then put back the beef.
    Add 3/4 bottle of full bodied red wine and some beef stock.
    Cover tightly and cook at 160 for 2 1/2 - 3 hours until meat can be cut with a spoon.
    Serve with mashed spuds and veg of choice.
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  14. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Start if off with a large amount of olive oil and butter. You can't go wrong then. :)
  15. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Sounds really nice:thumbsup:
  16. I like winter as being a northern vegetable meself tis the season of broth and dumplings. All those root veggies bubbling away in a pot Yum!

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