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Madrid stew: Hearty beef stew for any occasion with your family. Photo by yvonne lee harijanto on Unsplash

Madrid stew: Hearty beef stew for any occasion with your family

Our Madrid stew recipe is the best way to spend a winter’s evening with family. It’s tender, rich and best made a day ahead of serving.

Madrid Stew image

Madrid stew: Hearty beef stew for any occasion with your family. Photo by yvonne lee harijanto on Unsplash

The days and evening still have a bit of a nip in the air. These are the days you will want to spend the evening indoors with a hearty stew in your belly. Our Madrid stew is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and is perfect for the whole family. If you enjoy layers of flavour, you’ll enjoy our recipe and each bite will be tender, rich and will warm your soul. It’s the perfect meal for a night in with family and your favourite movie on the screen.

Madrid stew tips

Browning the beef before cooking adds some caramelisation to add deeper flavour. You can also fry the bacon before the beef to layer even more flavour into the mix. You can add finely chopped carrot and celery to the onions if you want to. The curry powder can also be substituted with chili flakes which doesn’t make the stew spicy, but lifts the flavours. The stew is best served with some creamy mashed potatoes or on a bed of rice.

Our Madrid stew recipe is the best way to spend a winter’s evening with family. It’s tender, rich and best made a day ahead of serving.

Madrid stew recipe

3 from 2 votes
Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: SpanishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Total time

2

hours 

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg stewing steak

  • 2 bacon rashers

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tsp oil

  • 125 ml warm chicken or beef stock

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 125 ml white wine

  • 4 tbsp vinegar

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs

  • 4 tomatoes

  • salt and black pepper

  • parsley

Method

  • Chop meat and bacon. Peel and slice onion. De-skin tomatoes.
  • In a heavy pot or Dutch oven, brown the meat and set aside. Then, brown the onion and garlic along with the bacon.
  • Deglase pot with wine and add vinegar for another few minutes.
  • Add herbs, paprika, curry and tomatoes.  Stir and add stock. Simmer until meat is tender. 
  • 30 minutes before cooked, add diced potatoes (as required) and parsley. 
  • Can be made the day before for flavour to develop.

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