Beef Stew

Serves 4-6

Prep: 10 min

Cooking time: 1-2 hours

Ingredients

750gm stewing beef or chuck cut into pieces

1/4 cup flour

6 very ripe tomatoes diced

15 ml fresh basil chopped

5 ml fresh rosemary chopped

4 medium potatoes peeled and cut in 8ths

1 cup frozen peas and carrots

5 cups water

salt and pepper

 

Method

In a heavy pot toss the beef with flour. Stir in the tomatoes, basil and rosemary, about a tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper to taste, cook for about 15 minutes, add water and potatoes and cook till potatoes are almost soft.  turn down the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add peas and carrots and cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for another 5 minutes before serving.