Beef, cabbage, apple and horseradish stew

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Beef, cabbage, apple and horseradish stew

Main Serves 6 2h
A robust and easy meal that doesn't need much attention during cooking. This is warming and comforting, with the apple and horseradish adding a little sweet piquancy at the end. Savoy cabbage, kale, spring greens or broccoli all work well for greenery.

Ingredients

  • 400g diced beef, cut into 1cm dice
  • 2 tbsp seasoned flour
  • 50g butter
  • 2 onions, halved and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • a few thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 500g shredded robust greens of your choice (Savoy, kale, spring greens etc.)
  • 4 tbsp apple and horseradish sauce (grate fresh horseradish into apple sauce)
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 1h 40 min
  • Step 1

    Toss the beef in the seasoned flour and brown in hot oil in a casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Step 2

    Heat the butter in a saucepan and gently cook the onion, garlic, celery and herbs for 7-10 minutes, with a lid on, until soft.
  • Step 3

    Stir in the tomato purée and stock. Bring to a simmer, add the beef, season and cook gently for an hour or so until the beef is tender.
  • Step 4

    Add the cabbage and simmer until cooked, about 30 minutes.
  • Step 5

    Stir in the apple and horseradish sauce.
  • Step 6

    Check and adjust seasoning if necessary then serve as soon as possible.