Comfort food at its best

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Comfort food at its best

What could be more comforting than a hearty beef stew to warm your belly this winter? To top it off, this stew is made with flavourful Angus stewing beef.


Now’s the time to indulge in warm, comforting food for the soul. And with new Angus stewing beef from Woolworths, you have the chance to turn the flavour up a notch. Angus beef is a specific breed of cattle that offers a degree of marbling that provides great flavour and tenderness. Not only are these cattle raised locally by South African farmers – they are raised responsibly, with no growth stimulants or routine antibiotics. Angus stewing beef is just begging to be added to a hearty Italian beef stew with Parmesan dumplings.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Brown 1 packet Woolworths Angus stewing beef in 1 T canola oil, then remove from the pan. In the same pan, fry 3 halved onions and 3 sticks chopped celery in 1 T olive oil for 5 minutes. Add 3 T tomato paste, cook for 5 minutes, then deglaze the pan with 1 cup red wine and cook until reduced. Add 2 cups beef stock and 2 cans crushed tomatoes. Add 50 g butter and simmer for 5 hours until tender. Once tender, make the dumplings. Rub 50 g butter into 240 g self-raising flour, add 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, 3/4 cup milk and 1 t salt. Once a soft dough has formed, divide into equal sized portions, roll into balls and place on top of the stew. Steam for 10–15 minutes. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and gremolata.

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