Try this ginger beef, chard and sweet potato stew for a warming way to round off an evening.
2 tbsp good vegetable or sunflower
1 large onion
1 tsp cumin seeds
200g stewing beef
1 thumb nail sized piece of ginger finely grated
½ tsp crushed chilli flakes
400g can chopped tomato
140g salted, roasted peanuts
250g chard, leaves and stems, washed and roughly chopped
Heat a large saucepan with a lid and add the oil. Add the beef and fry until it is browned on all sides.
Add the onion to the pan and cook until translucent. Stir in the cumin seeds for around one minute and then add the sweet potato, chilli flakes, tomatoes, ginger and add 750ml water.
Stir, cover and bring to the boil, then take the lid off and simmer for a further 15 minutes.
While the stew is simmering, whizz the peanuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add them to the stew, stir and taste for seasoning. Simmer for a further 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Lastly stir in the chard. Return to the boil and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins or until the chard is cooked.
Serve piping hot with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of salt. Delicious with rice or extra veg for a bowl of steaming goodness.
what's wrong with normal potatoes? Perfectly healthy as far I can see and fewer food miles too.
Shame i don't like sweet ;potatoes. I was hoping it might say about subbing them with normal potatoes. Has anyone done this? I know it's not as healthy, but I like the sound of it otherwise.
Wow - now this sounds just up my street. Meat, ginger and peanuts> and all that healthy veg. This is a must-try for cold weather.