Beef & pumpkin stew

Beef & pumpkin stew

Try an alternative to root veg in stews, with pumpkin. Our beef and pumpkin stew is a great way to use up the flesh of leftover pumpkins at Halloween
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large, lidded pan or flameproof casserole and fry the beef in batches for a few minutes over a medium-high heat until browned. Remove to a bowl and set aside. Fry the onion in the same pan over a medium heat for 6-8 mins, or until softened.
  2. Step 2

    Stir in the carrots, celery, thyme and bay, and cook for a few minutes more to soften slightly. Return the beef to the pan, then mix in the tomato purée and flour.
  3. Step 3

    Pour in the stock and ale, season well, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hr. Stir in the pumpkin and cook for 30 mins-1 hr until the veg and beef are tender. Serve with mash or crusty bread for mopping up the gravy.