Nothing beats a warm and cosy delicious meal on a cold winter evening. After returning from work, no one likes to stand inside the kitchen and cook for hours. It not only takes hours to cook, but it also disturbs our peace of mind. So, in this post, we will share an excellent meat recipe that will surely warm your heart and fill your belly. Although this recipe might take few hours to prepare, it does not require continuously standing in the kitchen. You can relax and enjoy your sweet little time while it cooks. As it’s a meat recipe, you will need to buy some of good quality. You can find manybulk meat suppliers around your area.
Recipe:Winter Beef Stew with a Cheesy Muffin Top
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Cooking Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Serves 2 adults and 3 children
You must be wondering if this a beef stew or a muffin? We will soon clear all your doubts in the following section. and we promise that you will love this recipe. It calls for the regular beef stew with a little bit of twist. So, let us have a look.
Ingredients for the Stew:
- You will need 500gm of braising steak cut into small bite-sized chunks. It is best to order fresh meat delivery.
- 2 tablespoons of plain flour.Make sure to season the meat with pepper and salt.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 large parsnips, cut into small chunks
- 450gm carrots, cut it into chunks
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 350ml red wine or extra stock
- 400ml vegetable stock
Ingredients for the topping:
- 225gm plain flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 140gm cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 150ml regular milk
Method for the Stew:
Take your beef and season it with flour. Heat the oil in a casserole and fry the beef untilbrowned all over. When it is done, take it out and set it aside.
In the same casserole, put the carrots, parsnips and bay leaf and fry it for 2-3minutes. Put the beef into the pan along with the tomato paste, wine, and vegetable stock. Let it boil, thencover it and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours until the meat is tender.
You caneat it without the topping, and it will be equally delicious. You can also make it ahead and freeze it for up to a month. Make sure you defrost it thoroughly before topping itand putting it in the oven.
Method for the Top:
For your beautiful and delicious topping, sift the seasoned flour and baking powder in a bowl and add half the grated cheese. You can add some mozzarellafor that extra touch. Mix in olive oil and milk.
Mix the mixture until a sticky dough. You can add more milk to change the consistency of the dough. Spoon the dough over the beef and vegetables. Once done,sprinkle the remaining grated cheese and bake for another 15 minutes in a preheated 150 degreeCelsiusoven. Cook until golden brown on the top. Take it out and you will have a lovelytopped beef stew. Enjoy your meal!