Sorry the post is so late but it's been a busy day! My course is going well, just one more day.
So here is the recipe post I promised yesterday. As the title says its Spanish Beef Stew with Smashed Potato! And it was really yummy. The recipe came from the Good Food 101 meals for two book, but I altered it a little to suit us.
So you will need
3 beef stewing steaks (although I used regular lean steaks)
1 large pepper (colour your choice, but I love red ones)
A small pile of chopped green beans
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 spring of finely chopped fresh rosemary
Garlic glove (or lazy garlic! Great stuff!)
Salt and Pepper to season
Give your potatoes a good wash and pop them into boil. You can take the skins off but I leave them on mine as I rather them like this and it keeps the goodness in.
Finely chop the onion and fry it in a saucepan with a little oil and the garlic if you are using a fresh one.
Chop all the veg and slice the steak into thin strips.
Put the pepper, beans, steak, rosemary and tomatoes (plus garlic if using lazy garlic) in with the onion and slowly bring to the boil. You may find it useful to add a few ml's of boiling water if your chopped tomatoes don't have a lot of liquid with them. When it is boiling turn it down to a simmer and heat for 15mins, occasionally stirring to stop anything from catching.
In the meantime your potatoes should be almost cooked. When they are done, drain then mash adding a dash of milk and a large dollop of butter. I like mine really buttery but make yours to taste.
Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste and serve straight away with the potatoes. I sprinkled a little parmesan on top but that is totally up to you.
And thats all. It was more or less enough for 3 people as I like to have a little extra so I can freeze some for the next day, although in this case Jon just ate it all as seconds, lol. Its really flavourful and filling, plus really quite healthy.
Hope you all like! If you try it drop me a line so I know what you think.
p.s. just a few more followers to my giveaway.