Estofado or Beef Stew is a great hearty meal to have on a cold winter’s day bursting with traditional Spanish flavours.
This is a must try…
3 tablespoons of olive oil
454g Grass Fed Diced Beef
250g carrots peeled and cut into large chunks
1 medium onion chopped
3 tomatoes skinned and chopped
1 small tin of peas or a handful of fresh/frozen peas
1 tablespoon of paprika
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 teaspoon of flour
500g of potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
1 wineglass of white wine
250ml of beef stock
150ml of water
freshly ground black pepper
saffron or yellow food colouring (optional)
Heat half the oil in a large, flameproof cooking pot. Put the meat in the hot oil and brown.
In a small frying pan heat the rest of the oil, add the onion and garlic and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the flour and the paprika and fry for 5 minutes more being careful not to burn this mix.
Add the onion mix to the meat pot, add the white wine, stock and water and bring to the boil. Cook this for about an hour and a half.
Add the carrots, chopped tomatoes and a little saffron or a teaspoon of yellow food colouring if you want and add to the pot and cook for about 25 minutes. Then add the potatoes, the peas and a little more beef stock if necessary and cook for another 20 -25 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.
Serve it with some root vegetables.