Red Day Stew - swedes?

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  1. loumoo

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    Hi there

    Am planning to make a big beef stew tonight (free on red) and want it to be bulked out with lots of veg. I usually add green peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onions but I want something else. Do you think swede would work? Am wondering if it would cook down and help thicken the sauce but I don't want my stew to taste all weird!

    The sauce itself is made with a knorr beef floppy stock cube and a small tin of tomatoes along with some fresh herbs - rosemary, oregano etc and garlic.

    Thanks :)
     
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    I always put a bit of swede in mine, but then I like swede. Sweet potato and parsnip are good too. Hope it's scrummy
     
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    Thanks betsyboo. I will try it. I've gotten to like swede in my old age ;) so I'm looking forward to it!

    Can't add parsnip/s potato as I want it to be a free Red recipe :(
     
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    If I make a stew I always add swede to bulk it out, it doesn't end up as strong tasting as you'd think but it does take ages for swede to cook. Not great when it's still a bit crunchy ;)
     
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    I like adding a bag of stew mix from Tesco as the weather gets colder.

    It has carrots, potatoes, onion, suede, leeks etc in it and tastes great with beef. I made one with Joes spicy sausages last week and it was really good. You could do one with quorn sausages if you want to make it a green day too :)
     
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    Celeriac is another useful vegetable for soups and stews - obviously you have to like the taste (a bit like celery, not surprisingly!).
     
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    Butternut squash is another good one, and free on Red.

    Its a great substitute for potatoes in general on red or Success Express days, you can make roasties, wedgies and mash
     
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    Thanks all for the tips!!!

    Made my stew and it is delicious, if I say so myself!!!

    Beef
    Swede chunks (cheated and put in 2 bags of swede and carrot chunks ready prepared)
    2 more carrots
    2 onions
    3 cloves garlic
    2 green pepper
    celery sticks
    fresh rosemary and thyme
    marmite - as much or as little as you want. I used 3 heaped tsp
    beef stock (knorr floppy one and half oxo cube)
    small tin (baked bean size) of chopped tomatoes
    sweetener
    S&P
    enough water to almost cover everything in the pot
    separately fried mushrooms (garlic, rosemary, thyme) to top

    brown beef, remove from pan and then fry onions, celery and garlic (whizzed in food processor)
    Add in swede and carrot and fry for a bit longer then add beef
    add chopped green peppers then the tomatoes, stock and water
    add in herbs and sweetener, season
    leave in the oven for hours!

    yum yum
     
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    Sounds delicious, I've had a tin of Tesco stewed steak sat in the cupboard for ages so think I might make stew next week. Problem is I want dumplings to go with it.
     
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    Hiya

    To thicken a stew you could mix a tsp of cornflour in a little bit of water and add to the stew to thicken it, not quite sure how many syns that is but it would be low. xx Boo xx
     
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