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hughjarssss Thu 28-Aug-08 10:31:05

A recipe for beef stew.

I have stewing beef, onions, carrots, leeks, mushrooms and swede.

can any help

watsthestory Thu 28-Aug-08 10:32:01

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Ledodgy Thu 28-Aug-08 10:33:16

Red wine, stock cube, tomato puree, water.

hughjarssss Thu 28-Aug-08 10:35:26

Do I brown the meat on the hob first?
Do I have to soften the veg?
How much stock?

2point4kids Thu 28-Aug-08 10:37:24

I just bung it all in!

Meat in first, veg on the top, then the stock over it (just enough to cover the meat)

and you are away!

Lemontart Thu 28-Aug-08 10:37:53

I would brown the meat first - gives it a nice colour, seals in the juices
I would also soften the veg - only a little bit but it does help
not need for the mush or leeks - unless you like the leeks with a little colour
liquid should just cover all the meat and veg - check through cooking as some will be absorbed by veg and don’t want any poking out the top to dry a bit

hughjarssss Thu 28-Aug-08 11:23:36

I browned the meat with some onion and garlic and added it to the slow cooker with mush. and leeks. Then I browned off the rest of the veg and added it. Covered it with stock - fingers crossed!

Thanks everyone smile

hughjarssss Thu 28-Aug-08 11:24:15

I didn't brown off the veg, I softened it obv.!

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