5 belly-warming stews for cold days
Embrace the cooler weather with these satisfying one-pot winter winners.
On a cold winter’s day, almost nothing beats a steaming stew. Plus, it’s an easy way to pack all your nutrients in, you can make it all in one pot, and you can leave it to simmer away while you go about your day.
The South African favourite chakalaka is combined with chickpeas for a tasty vegetarian stew. Bulk it out even further with corn-and-cheese dumplings.
Classic tomato bredie is elevated by being served with cheesy, creamy polenta. Pop all the ingredients in the pot, then settle in for a delicious meal a couple of hours later.
Versatile chicken makes for a one-pot winter dish in less than one hour. Substitute the green beans and corn with whatever tinned vegetables you have in the pantry, and you’re guaranteed a hearty, healthy meal.
Tender lamb, cabbage and potatoes make for a hearty dinner on a chilly evening. Tip: be generous with the black pepper for all the warm feels.
Making stew doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. Get all the heartiness and flavour in less than 30 minutes by using boerewors instead of stewing beef. Chillies, paprika and cayenne pepper all add a pleasant spicy warmth.