Winter rolls in like a gust of cold air that wafts over the entire country. Some areas are effected more than others, but we all feel the change in temperature. so how should we combat the cold? the first is with a hot bath and retaining that heat after the bath. My favorite trick is with food. Here is an impressive stew that’s perfect for those chilly bachelor nights…
Set oven to 200 degrees.
Get about 400g of brisket, this fatty little piece of meat will enrich the flavor of the stew all the while getting more tender as it stews away.
Cut the meat into cubes.
Crack a beer.
Cover the meat with a tablespoon of flour after seasoning it.
Using an oven proof dish to cook everything in will be the easiest, you can pop it all in the oven at the end, but its not a necessity – Fry the meat, sealing all sides.
Add half a chopped onion.
Once everything has browned add a cup of beef stock.
Bring to the boil.
Add a sliced carrot, half a punnet of sliced mushroom, a chopped chili and half a bottle of beer (the rest of your bottle… Hopefully)
Crack another beer.
Add eight whole baby potatoes.
Leave potatoes in for about 25 minutes then remove them from the pot, cooked but still firm.
Slice the potatoes into thin discs, skin on.
Pour in the rest of your second bottle of beer with some pees, corn and spinach, simmer some more – Like ten to twenty minutes.
Remove from heat, and place the sliced potato discs in a swirl on the top of the dish.
Dollop some butter on the top with some thyme and put the dish in the oven.
Bake for 45 – 60 minutes, or until those little starch discs are golden brown and the sauce is spewing up through the cracks.
Dig in and warm up.