Winter is well and truly setting in now. This means hats, coats, gloves and scarves, but it also means needing three hot meals a day to keep your tummy warm.
This is one such meal. Warming, rich and tasty, it’ll keep you nice and toasty through outdoor carol services, ice-skating and romantic walks through the snow.
- 2 shallots
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 100g thickly sliced mushrooms
- 700g diced beef
- 2 chopped carrots
- 2 chopped courgettes
- 150ml red wine vinegar
- 2 bay leaves
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°. Heat a tablespoon of oil in an ovenproof casserole dish and fry the shallots, garlic and mushrooms for three minutes. Then add the diced beef and brown it.
- Add the carrots and courgettes before stirring well. Then pour in the red wine vinegar and enough beef stock to cover. Add two bay leaves and a good twist of black pepper, stir again and cover.
- Cook for an hour and a half. Remove the bay leaves and serve either on its own or piled on top of roast potatoes.