Published Friday, 26 May, 2017 by cael jones
so you could buy a stew vegetable pack for as little as a pound at your local supermarket or simply buy your vegetables to your liking personally I use the pack as it has everything in there and is much easier.
start by peeling your potatoes, depending on how many you're serving/ how long you're wanting it too last, I usually use 4-5 potatoes, if you're using swede and/or carrots you'll want to use these now too after cutting them, I usually dice the swede and chop the carrots.
Cover with water and boil, mixing in a stock cube, leave to boil or simmer depending on how much time you have doesn't matter which, leave for 20-30 minutes, by then your potatoes etc will be almost boiled.
slice/dice then add your meat to the stock, you can put it in raw ( gives it more of a taste ) whatever you use you'll notice it wont take too long to gain its colour ( you can buy frozen cooked meat if you prefer)
add everything else to your stock (onions/leeks/whatever else you want to throw in) then leave to boil/simmer for 10-15 minutes.
if you're wanting to thicken it up you can add cornflour to your stock
makes a wonderful and quick stew perfect for a cheap meal at less than £5 if you're using somewhere like tesco. maybe cheaper elsewhere, tastes even better on a cold day when you're wanting something hot to warm you up