Quick mince stew

Pair this great dish with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
 

Recipe from: 7/26/2007 12:00:00 AM
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 125
    g
    lean beef mince
  • 1
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 250
    ml
    hot beef stock
  • 2
    potatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3
    celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2
    ml
    chopped thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4
    carrots, thinly sliced
  • 60
    ml
    dry red wine
  • 30
    ml
    cake flour
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Roll the mince into small balls and brown them in a dry medium-hot pan.

Add the onion and sauté for 1 minute.

Add the stock, vegetables and herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.

Blend the wine and flour and add to the pan.

Simmer for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
 

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