It’s all about comfort food and this recipe the Klutz in the Kitchen has found is just that. The weather in Cape Town has turned into winter again after a number of gorgeous days, so this is a real goodie for enjoying on days such as these. Quick, easy, tasty, enjoyable, a real comfort when served with freshly mashed potatoes. One can also serve with rice or pasta as an alternative to the mash. I like to have some mushy garlic peas served on the side add some fresh crunchy bread rolls with it and one will be totally satisfied with this mouth-watering meal. Ready to cook? Go for it today, get the ingredients needed on the way home. Bon Appetito!
Quick Mince Stew
Recipe from: YOU – 7/26/2007
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
125 g lean beef mince
1 onion, thinly sliced
250 ml hot beef stock
2 potatoes, halved and thinly sliced
3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
2 ml chopped thyme
4 carrots, thinly sliced
60 ml dry red wine
30 ml cake flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roll the mince into small balls and brown them in a dry medium-hot pan.
Add the onion and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the stock, vegetables and herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
Blend the wine and flour and add to the pan.
Simmer for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.