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  • Easy
  • Serves 3
  • 3 hours cook

No-fuss beef stew

No-fuss beef stew

Serve with your favourite mash – carrot and parnsip, pea and potato or kumara and ginger


No-fuss beef stew

  • 500 g stewing beef, diced
  • 150 g bacon, diced
  • 100 g button mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and freshly milled pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1 tsp gravy browning or marmite
  • 2.5 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Place the first nine ingredients in a medium-sized casserole dish and season well with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the flour and dried herbs and toss it all around until everything is lightly coated with flour.
  3. Next, pour in the wine and browning or Marmite. Give it a good stir, then cover the casserole with a lid or tin foil.
  4. Place into the oven on the centre shelf and leave for 2½ hours or so, until the beef is absolutely tender. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Stir in the parsley and enjoy.

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