Ah, autumn is here and with it the cooler evenings and the need for warming food. There’s one other thing that is truly autumnal: bonfires. And no, I’m not just talking bonfire night, I’m talking about the sort that I remember from my own childhood. A day in the veg patch digging up potatoes was followed by a (admittedly small) bonfire where we would roast some of those potatoes. After that we would go home to a warming soup or stew. So this is why I’m calling this a bonfire stew. Feel free to serve it on bonfire night though!
Here's what you'll need...
- 900g stewing beef, cut into chunks
- 500g new potatoes, quartered
- 4 medium carrots, cut into chunks
- 3 celery sticks, finely chopped
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 large shallots, chopped
- 500ml beef stock
- 1tbsp sweet paprika powder
- 2tsp chilli powder
- 2tbsp olive oil