Throw your beef into the pot and cover liberally with your herbs tomato purée and beef stock cube . Yes it should look like the bottom of a birdcage !
Now you need to prep and chop your veg
I chop mine nice and chunky !
Throw it in the pot and mix that baby up !
Add boiling water until it covers the contents
Once mixed it should look something like this . Very watery but just hang on in there .
I put mine on high as I left it pretty late in the morning for it to cook all day . This was put in around 12 ish and was ready for 4-5 ish .
At this point you would be expecting a photo of the finished product BUT we were sooo hungry and cold we just had to get this down us ! So after its all soft you need to slowly add the gravy granuals
While adding keep mixing until you have the required consistency . Turn off the pot and prepare your mash or your dumplings (a proper stew always comes with mash n dumplings) ey I'm from yorkshire !
You should now be ready to serve it up to your cold & hungry family . Don't worry this will soon have them sweating ;) Serve and enjoy :)
After you've eaten it all now you should be running for seconds , making a mash sandwich or mopping up the gravy with a slice of bread (yup another yorkshire thing ) Any questions please ask 😀