Slow-cooked to perfection
Fill a large baking dish with the cooked stew. Peel and slice 600g of potatoes into 1cm-thick slices and parboil in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes, then carefully drain and leave for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Lay the potatoes over the stew. Drizzle with a little olive oil or brush with melted butter, and pick over some rosemary leaves, if you have them, then cook in the oven for 40 minutes.
This stew would also be delicious topped with pastry, mashed potato or dumplings.
– You can use leeks instead of onions, no problem.
– Rosemary and beef are good friends, bay would also work a treat, or you could chuck in some dried herbs, like oregano.
– Run out of plain flour? Try wholemeal flour instead.
– If you don’t want to use any alcohol, simply add an extra tin of tomatoes and a bit of water.