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Beef stew without potatoes

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LittleMissRayofHope Mon 15-Dec-14 10:55:34

Hello all,

Im hosting a family day at home on 28th and wanting to do a great big beef stew to serve with jacket potatoes. So I don't want any pots in the stew. Will be in the oven or job also as slow cooker is too small.

Please help me with some recipes! Everything I'm finding online has potatoes in. I'm loath to just leave them out incase it's too salty/liquidy. Maybe I could substitue parsnips??
Thanks n merry Christmas all

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 15-Dec-14 11:02:02

Littlemiss I am going to share my tried and tested beef'n'ale stew recipe with you
just for Christmas.

Get shin of beef. This is important.
a bottle of ale or guiness
Flat leaf parsley

Cut up the beef into small pieces and roll them in the flour.
Fry an onion or two in the bottom of your stewpot.
Add the floured beef pieces and cook up a bit. Add some bacon if you like.
Pour over the bottle of beer
Add vegetables and herbs, turn down the heat, cover and leave for several hours.
If you like add the carrots later so they are not too soft when serving.
This really rewards long slow cooking, the shin of beef releases its stickiness and it all gets really tasty.
You can make dumplings at the end if you like and add them in.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 15-Dec-14 11:05:47

oh i should have said that as well as the bottle of beer you will probably need the same again in water to cover it all...

1Kathy2 Mon 15-Dec-14 11:16:29


donkir Mon 15-Dec-14 11:18:20

Jamie Oliver's beef stew out of his ministry of food book is lovely.

ouryve Mon 15-Dec-14 11:21:38

Stew without potatoes is called a casserole wink

Lilymaid Mon 15-Dec-14 11:23:26

I don't think I've ever cooked a beef casserole/stew with potatoes in it. Is it the norm?
The suggestion with beer will be lovely. Alternatively, red wine. No need to add salt and you can thicken the sauce by either flouring the beef before browning or adding flour to the casserole (mix well) before you add the liquid.

Bowlersarm Mon 15-Dec-14 11:25:49

Delia does a few. Her peppered beef casserole is easy and exceptionally tasty.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 15-Dec-14 11:27:17

oops yes salt and pepper always helps

CogitOIOIO Mon 15-Dec-14 11:34:15

If you want something to put in the casserole that will soak up spare juice a handful or two of pearl barley is a nice addition.

BertieBotts Mon 15-Dec-14 11:37:18

I never put potatoes in mine, just chop up loads of veg, whatever is in season and chuck it in.

StuntCodPiece Mon 15-Dec-14 11:45:07

I have never put potatoes in mine confused We prefer huge great stodgy dumplings. Or dumperlings as dd calls them.

Damnautocorrect Mon 15-Dec-14 12:06:47

I don't put potato in mine either
Red wine
Bay leaf

I either serve mash, in a Yorkshire pudding or in a big crusty roll hollowed out. Sometimes I do suet dumplings

agoodbook Mon 15-Dec-14 18:40:36

I was on a thread a couple of months ago - I don't know how to link to a thread, but it was called
Right. I need your best beef stew recipe
It had some great recipes on there if you can find it!

TyneTeas Mon 15-Dec-14 18:43:37

I don't cook mine with potatoes in either - eg

Beef in Beer

Chilli Beef stew

TyneTeas Mon 15-Dec-14 18:46:33

This is the thread Book means I think

FreakinScaryCaaw Mon 15-Dec-14 18:50:00

agoodbook here it is.

agoodbook Mon 15-Dec-14 19:15:22

Thank you- grin

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