Beef and butternut squash stew

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Beef stew Easy Food

Serves 4


400g stewing beef, cubed
1½ tbsp flour
Salt and black pepper
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 large onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped
75g red lentils
2 bay leaves
¼ tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
100ml red wine
500ml beef stock
To serve:
Mashed potatoes
Peas

  1. Put the beef in a bowl. Sprinkle over the flour and some salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a large pan over a medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the beef until just browned on all sides. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan and cook the sliced onions for 6-8 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the garlic, butternut squash and lentils and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring.
  5. Add the bay leaves, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, wine and stock.
  6. Transfer everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for eight hours, or on high for four.
  7. Serve with mashed potato and peas.

Per Serving: 402kcals, 13.9g fat (3g saturated), 25.8g carbs, 4.6g sugars, 38.1g protein, 7.9g fibre, 0.566g sodium

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