Stew and buttery, creamy mash potato

The stew is simple and it is a one pot pleaser. I love a good stew and buttery, creamy mash potato. A recent convert to mash and only with lots of butter, sea salt and creamed to almost smooth.



  •  2lbs good stewing beef
  • Chorizo chopped into strips, pancetta also a good alternative.
  • 1 bag potatoes (best for mashing) peel and cut into chunks.
  • Shallots peeled.
  • 3-4 garlic cloves chopped.
  • Peppers x2 red.
  • Carrots chopped lengthways.
  •  Parsnip.
  • Butternut squash cut into chunks.
  • Mushrooms roughly chopped.
  • 1 beef stock pot.
  • Tin of Guinness or some red wine (alcohol will evaporate) this can be left out.
  • Connacht Gold butter & cream for creaming potatoes.
  • Fresh parsley.
  • 4 tablespoons flour with salt to coat beef before stewing.



  • all in casserole dish
  • add some olive oil and sauté onion and garlic , add chorizo (I used about 1 sausage length)
  • add beef coated in flour sear quickly
  • add all prepared vegetables
  • add beef stock and water and Guinness or red wine (1cup)
  • place into preheated oven at approx 180
  • turn down heat to 150C and allow to slow cook for approx 60-90 mins.
  • check beef is cooked by making sure the centre is brown and falls apart easily.



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