Beef stew


  • 300g Beef
  • 1 tbsp of butter or lard
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 celery rib
  • 500ml of Chicken broth or stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Savoury
  • 1 tbsp of all purpose flour or corn starch


  1. Cube the beef (raw or precooked from the previous night) to a size you like, I go for between 1/2″ and 3/4″ cubes.
  2. Melt your fat or butter in a pot then sauté the onion until spot
  3. Add the beef and sear.
  4. Add chicken broth/stock to deglaze the pot and bring to a boil.  Once the broth has started to boil lower to a high simmer and cover for an hour or so.
  5. Peal and cube the potatoes and carrots.  Add a half cup of water and the potatoes to the pot and raise the temperature to a medium boil (good for boiling potatoes).
  6.  When potatoes are about half cooked add the carrots and celery.
  7. If you like a stew thicker than it is right now then add some flour or corn starch to thicken and boil for a little bit more.