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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.

Ingredients

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

Method

– 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.

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