1½kg/3lb 5oz stewing beef, cut into cubes
175g/6oz streaky bacon
3 tbsp olive oil
2 stalks celery, diced
3 carrots, cut into quarters or 12 baby carrots, scrubbed and left whole
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1 tbsp chopped chives
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp garlic infused oil
425ml/15fl oz red wine
425ml/15fl oz chicken or beef stock
For the roux
50g/2oz lactose free butter
50g/1¾oz gluten free flour
mash, to serve
Serves - 4
Brown the beef and bacon in the olive oil in a hot casserole or heavy saucepan.
Remove the meat and toss in the vegetables, seasoning each time.
Place these back in the casserole, along with the herbs and garlic infused oil.
Cover with red wine and stock and simmer for one hour or until the meat and vegetables are cooked.
To make the roux, in a separate pan melt the lactose free butter, add the gluten free flour and cook for two minutes.
When the stew is cooked, remove the meat and vegetables.
Bring the remaining liquid to the boil and add one tbsp of roux.
Whisk the mixture until the roux is broken up and the juices have thickened, allowing to boil.
Replace the meat and vegetables, and taste for seasoning.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with mash.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food