Easy British Beef and Tomato Stew
Stew is a popular main dish in Britain, and beef is one of the most popular meats to use, although pork and lamb are also well-loved. The following recipe is really simple. We are just using beef, canned tomatoes and onion to make it, along with some salt and black pepper. If you want to add other vegetables to bulk the dish up, that is also fine. Consider adding chopped celery, carrots or bell pepper (raw and chopped) to the mixture before you start cooking the stew. You will need a large crockpot to make this dish. Start it at lunchtime and it will be ready by dinner time for the family to enjoy.
If you have too much for one meal, you can prepare a pie using the leftovers; simply put them in a casserole dish, top with mashed potatoes and some grated cheddar cheese, then bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes, or until piping hot in the centre. This stew can also be frozen. This is one of the simplest stew recipes since you need so few ingredients, and most of the flavour comes from the beef itself, since no other flavours in there overpower it.
It is common in British main dishes to keep the seasoning to salt and black pepper only, but do not expect a bland result because this stew is anything but bland! You will need stewing beef or braising beef to make this, which is economical but comes out really tender when braised and slow-cooked. Serve this garnished with fresh basil or thyme sprigs if you like. This British beef stew goes nicely with mashed potatoes and one or two different vegetables. It is something the whole family will find delicious. If you want to try lamb or pork rather than the beef, go ahead, since those would be delicious too.
- 4 lbs 4 oz (2 kg) beef stewing steak
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 1 large diced yellow onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves (optional)
- 28 oz (800g) canned chopped tomatoes
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Cut the beef into bite-size chunks.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet, then cook the beef in there until browned all over.
- Do this in batches, using a slotted spoon to transfer the beef into a crockpot.
- Now sauté the onion for a minute or 2, then add this to the beef in the crockpot.
- Stir in the canned tomatoes and their juice.
- You can also stir in some garlic if liked.
- Grind in a little salt and black pepper.
- Cook on high for 6 hours, or until the beef is falling-apart tender.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve hot, with creamy mashed potatoes and either carrots or green beans.
This easy British beef and tomato stew is cooked in a crockpot, and it makes a hearty, warming dinner. Consider this for a cold evening because it is sure to warm everyone up. This recipe makes eight servings, but if you cover the leftovers with mashed potatoes and cheese in a casserole dish, you can make it to make a tasty pie for the following evening’s meal. This recipe is suitable for complete novices in the kitchen because it is so simple. Although you can throw in some chopped vegetables to bulk it out, the beef, tomatoes and onion also combine perfectly with a little seasoning to make a well-balanced and full-flavoured main dish.
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