If you like sweet and you like sour, this is definitely for you.

IMG_4562Beef steak would be great with this, but since I didn’t have any on hand I used beef schnitzel. Thus the reason why I only added 3 1/2 cups of water, schnitzel cooks up very fast, so if you use steak you may need to add more water to ensure it cooks through. Plus the cooking time will increase, so keep that in mind.

The other ingredients I used were ⇓⇓  

IMG_4564Other vegetables can be added, so its really what you have on hand or should I say which vegetables are readily consumed at the dinner table :). P.S those green beans came from my garden. Okey dokey, back to the stew, its gravy is beautiful, just the right amount of thickness to it and of course its sweet. The tin tomato I used was Italian style, I know its something most people won’t have in the pantry but never fear because normal tin tomato would do. If you do use normal tin tomato then I would recommend seasoning it before adding it to your stew. I know I know, an extra hassle so you might as just buy the Italian style tin tomato 😀 but hey its easy to season, all you’ve got to do is sprinkle a bit of oregano, marjoram, basil and thyme on to the tomatoes, the result will be ‘oooomph’.  Its bursting with so much flavour, perfect for a cold winter afternoon.

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Sweet & Sour Beef Stew
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion
  2. 5 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  3. 500g beef (schnitzel or steak), cut into small cubes
  4. 2 tbsp flour
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 2 cups green beans
  7. 1 cup butter beans
  8. 1 large potato, cut into small cubes
  9. 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
  10. 4oog Italian style tin tomato
  11. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  12. 1/4 cup vinegar
  13. 3 1/2 cup water
  14. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat about 5 tbsp of oil then add the onions and garlic cloves. While the onions are browning coat the beef in flour and salt. Add to the onions and brown, it will start to stick to the pot due to being coated in flour, so add a splash of water.
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients and allow it to simmer for about an hour or until the beef is tender. Be sure to keep checking the gravy as it can start sticking to the bottom of your cooking pot. Serve with rice or noodles.
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