Old English Beef Stew

A hearty home favourite from Head Chef Wayne Mountford, who grew up in the countryside of the UK.

Serves: 4  | Preparation: 30 min | Cook Time: 2-3 hours

What you’ll need:

  • 750g diced lean beef
  • 1 small white onion – diced
  • 2 large potatoes roughly cut into 1cm
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 pinch dry oregano
  • 2 tbsp powdered beef stock
  • 1 1/2 ltr water
  • 150mls red wine
  • 300g mixed vegetables

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Rub the diced beef with the cumin, garam masala, oregano and some salt and pepper
  2. Using a deep saucepan seal the beef off with a small amount of vegetable oil *make sure your pan is hot to be able to colour the beef
  3. Once you have sealed the beef add the diced onion and garlic
  4. Cook until the onion starts to colour
  5. Add the red wine and reduce in the pan until it is almost gone
  6. Whilst the red wine is reducing in a mixing jug add the powdered beef stock and the water and mix, once mixed well add to the saucepan
  7. Bring it to the boil and then simmer on a low heat for 2-3 hours *depending on how high you have the heat you may need to add water through out the cook
  8. When the meat starts to soften add your potatoes
  9. Just before your potatoes are cooked add your mixed vegetables and serve


*Recommended to serve with some nice crusty bread to soak up the stew with