Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beef Stew

400g beef, diced
¼ cup plain flour
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tbs oil
2 onions, cut into wedges
4 cups water
1 x 45g packet French Onion Soup Mix
2 large carrots, sliced
3 large potatoes, diced
2 - 3 stalks celery, sliced
½ cup frozen peas
Extra salt and pepper, to taste

Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Add the diced beef and mix until each piece of meat is coated in flour mixture.

Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan. Add onion and cook for about 4 – 5 minutes. Add beef and any extra flour mixture and cook until browned.

Add water, soup mix, carrots, potatoes and celery to the pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 – 2 hours or until vegetable are just cooked.

Add the frozen peas and stir until they are heated through. Add extra salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with Yorkshire Pudding or crusty bread.

Source: Essential Baby

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