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Fedupwithmyhouse Wed 12-Feb-20 16:26:35

Stew I’m making should be in at 180 for 1.5 hours but OH won’t be home for 2 hours.

Will it be ok in at that temp for 2 hours? Thanks, I don’t normally make stew!!

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SomeLikeItTepid Wed 12-Feb-20 16:31:33

it will be fine, but if you're worried just turn the heat off after 1.5 hrs and leave it in the oven to stay warm.

DarningKittens Wed 12-Feb-20 16:33:23

2 hours will be fine. I wouldn’t have thought an hour/half would be long enough for stew anyway

blamethecat Wed 12-Feb-20 16:33:28

It'll be fine, just check it to make sure it has enough liquid at the end of the cooking time given and maybe turn the oven down if you are worried. Most slow cooked things are better when left longer.

Fedupwithmyhouse Wed 12-Feb-20 16:40:58

Thanks all! Panic over smile

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maxelly Wed 12-Feb-20 17:05:25

Yes it'll be fine, if anything it may be better as will have more chance to reduce the 'sauce' and tenderise the meat. I often add an hour or two to recipe timings for this reason, stews are nearly always quite forgiving and can sit in the oven for ages past their 'proper' time IMO. Just keep an eye, turn the temp down if it's looking over brown or add some water if dry!

CherryPavlova Wed 12-Feb-20 17:17:22

The longer the better with a stew. Turn it down after an hour and a half.

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