Sunday, 3 February 2013

Simple Stew

Tonight I didn't have time to spend ages preparing a complex meal so decided to put together a simple stew.  Here is the recipe I used which served 2 adults and 2 children:

2 medium onions
2 medium mushrooms
1/4 large savoy cabbage
4 small carrots
1 medium red pepper
4tbs dried orange lentils
1 tin cannelloni beans
1/2 medium sweet potato

2 vegetable stock cubes
1tbs marmite
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp mixed herbs

Chop all the veg finely and put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water.  Bring back to the boil and simmer for about 30 mins.

Obviously you can add a whole range of other fruit and vegetables to this stew, and to add more flavour you could fry the onion and mushrooms in vegetable before you start.  I also add lots of freshly ground pepper afterwards. 

If you want a thicker gravy you can add potatoes to the ingredients, or just have some bread on the side to mop it up.

Sorry about the lack of photo but my 9 month old baby got his fingers trapped in a chair just as I was about to dish up and take the pictures, so was rather busy dealing with him (but he was fine soon after!).

2 comments:

Amateur Cook said...

Gotta have good old Marmite in your stew! Beats HP or Worcestershire sauce.  ツ

Michelle said...

Especially as Worcestershire sauce isn't vegetarian!