Winter calls for slow cooked comfort foods. And what could be better than a hearty beef casserole. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need too many ingredients – the basic version calls for beef, potatoes, carrots and stock.
Simple and delicious.
500g diced beef
4 carrots cut into chunks
4 large potatoes peeled and quartered
1L Bone broth or 1 massel beef stock cube + 1L water
1 clove of garlic crushed
Oil for cooking
Optional – dried or fresh herbs
Optional – 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
– Heat oil in saucepan
-Brown diced beef
-Add all other ingredients
-Bring to boil, then put lid in and simmer slowly for 1.5 hours*
*(Check liquid levels regularly and add extra water if needed)
-Uncover and continue cooking on a low heat for the next 15 minutes
Serve with a side of greens. Alternatively, add the greens to the stew for the last 15 minutes of cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
Chinese Medicine Energetics
Beef: Sweet and warming. Helps to strengthen the digestive system and nourish qi and yin.
Potato: Sweet and neutral in temperature. Helps to strengthen the digestive system.
Carrot: Sweet and neutral in temperature. Helps to strengthen the digestive system. Helps to support qi.