Monday, November 15, 2010

Beef Stew To Go

Stews are among the easiest and fastest of dishes to make, provided you have all the ingredients at hand, of course. It takes only about 30 minutes from the start to your dining table.

Stews are also delicious and nutritious, with the right balance of meat, vegetables and herbs. You can have them with either plain or buttered rice, or french loaf (lightly toasted), or even with your usual white/wholemeal bread.

And if you are a reluctant cook like me, who dons the apron out of necessity, stews are the sort of food you would embrace wholeheartedly because it is fuss-free and can be prepared in a jiffy.

This beef stew recipe comes from Yani a.k.a. Kitchen Guardian, the legal counsel-blogger who, by her own admission, is more at home in the kitchen than the courtroom. Yani bakes and her creations are to die for.

We had this for lunch today. I made it because the household is unwell, thus rice is out of the question. We had it with bread; it was filling, a satisfying meal indeed.


300gms beef tenderloin, cubed
2 large onions, diced
5 clove garlic, diced
1 inch ginger, finely sliced
1 large russet potato, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 leek (optional), diced
1 can diced stewed tomatoes
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 cube of beef stock
2 tablespoonfuls worcestershire sauce (can substitute with thick soy sauce)
cooking oil
salt to taste


Heat oil, lightly fry cubed beef till brown, set aside.

Saute onions, garlic and ginger till brown. Add the rest of the ingredients, pour in one litre of water and toss in one cube of beef stock. Simmer until beef is tender and the gravy thickens. Add salt to taste.

PS: Let me know the outcome if you decide to try out the recipe. Happy 'stewing'!


KG said...

alhamdulillah! Food really unite friends kan!

Kak Ezza@makcik blogger said...

oooh saya pun suka kak...tapi saya pakai daging pejal...add some tomato puree dan simmer for 4 hrs....or sampai daging tender betoi....
dapat daging korban ni boleh buat laaa

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Yani - ditto that..

Ezza - mak pengantin dah sihat? saya pernah buat mutton stew 4 jam.. very tender tapi kerja remeh betui.. tapi this particular recipe from Yani is good for those in a hurry.. nak masak & makan cepat..

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