Beef stew 

Serves 4 adults and two babies with left over beef for sandwiches etc and a couple of baby portions of stew for the freezer unless you’re hungry adults!


Beef joint eg silverside

Carrots x4 (chopped into big chunks, I used organic so kept the skins on as I love the taste & it’s quicker!)

1/2 Squash cut into chunks

Potatoes for 4, cut into chunks (like the carrots I leave the skins on, especially at this time of year with new potatoes)

Tin of tomatoes

1-2tbsp tomato purée

1 tub mushrooms

1 low salt stock cube made up with about a pint of hot water

1 leek chopped

Herbs: 2 bay leaves, a handful of chopped fresh parsley and sage (or up the amount of dried herbs) and 2-3tsp dried herbs. 

Green veg for serving eg broccoli and summer greens. 


Preheat the oven to 180’C/ 170’C fan. 

Brown the beef on each side (use the casserole pot of its safe to go on the hob to reduce washing up!). 

Place all of the ingredients into the  casserole pot with the lid on and pop it into the oven. 

Cook for 2-3 hours, the longer you leave it the more tender the meat. 

Meals with twins reminds me that it’s not just what you serve or the atmosphere that you eat in (both of which are important of course) or even what’s happened that day, but different children are simply different! Wynnie polished off every morsel and then her plain Greek yoghurt. Bella on the other hand got 1/4 of the way through and then needed to alternate her yoghurt with the stew! With this technique she ate 3/4 😀 #loveyoghurt 

Granny & Papa joined us for this meal. The beef is actually from their Organic Welsh Black cattle who graze one field away (we often find ourselves measuring distance by fields 😋) so food miles were very low! 

#twins #onepot #familymeal #babyfood #toddlerfood #weaning #fussyeater #welshblack #organic #beef #cornishlife

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