GREEN BEAN STEW
Cooks: 90 minutes / serves: 4
1 kg stewing beef, cut into small portions
2 medium brown onions, chopped
8 medium potatoes, cubed
700 g fresh green beans, sliced in half
1 green chilli, finely sliced (optional)
30 ml (2 tablespoons) cooking oil
30 ml (2 tablespoons) Worcestershire sauce
30 ml (2 tablespoons) Bisto gravy powder
250 ml (1 cup) cold water
250 ml (1 cup) hot water
salt and pepper
Heat the cooking oil in a large non-stick pot on high. Add the chopped onions and sliced chilli (optional) and stir to coat with the oil. Sauté the onions until soft and dark brown, about 10 minutes. Add the stewing beef and braise until dark brown, about 30 minutes. Now add the Worcestershire sauce and coat the meat.
Mix the Bisto gravy powder with the cold water. Add the green beans, potatoes and Bisto mixture to the stewing beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the hot water and reduce the heat. Allow to simmer until the potatoes are soft and tender. Serve hot. Serve on a bed of white long grain or basmati rice; with a side of pickled red onions, pickled cucumber or grated beetroot salad.
Recipe and photo: Mauricia Jordaan