Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Easy Beef Casserole

After quite a few quick & easy meals lately, I felt the kids needed a "good food" boost so I made this last week.  They both chomped it down so it will be going on the current list!  I have adapted it slightly from an Annabel Karmel recipe.

1 onion
2 sticks of celery
1 large carrot
1 tbsp fresh thyme
Large piece of braising / casserole steak
1 clove garlic
1 parsnip
1 medium sweet potato
2 medium potatoes
500ml beef stock
2 tbsp tomato puree
4/5 ready to eat prunes, chopped

Peel / dice the onion, celery & carrot and fry in a little olive oil for 5 mins.  Add the thyme, beef and garlic and cook for a further 2-3 mins.  Add the parsnip, sweet potato, potato, prunes, stock and puree.  Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for around 1 hour.  That's it!

As you can see from the photo, I served it to the kids as it was but served mine with rice.  I ended up leaving most of it, as it really didn't need an accompaniment - it was a complete meal in itself.

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