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Comfort for the cold

Written by Gilda Narsimdas

The best part of winter is spending time indoors, curled up on the couch with a good book or a movie. It’s even better accompanied with some delicious comfort food. We have some ideas that will take your “me time” to another tasty level.  

Beef Stew

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1Kg beef stew meat, (fat removed)

½ Stick butter

2 Cups water

1 Teaspoon dried thyme

2 Teaspoons salt

1 Teaspoon black pepper

6 Potatoes, peeled and quartered

6 Carrots, cut into large chunks

3 Onions, quartered

Method

Place meat in a bowl and coat with flour. Over medium heat, melt butter in a pot and add the meat. Cook for 10 minutes until the beef is browned on all sides. Add water slowly and stir. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper, stir well and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for one hour. Add in the remaining vegetables and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally until everything is cooked through and tender. Serve with rice or bread of your choice.