4 tablespoons oil
3 onions, chopped
1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
500g packet fresh mushrooms
1 kg stewing beef (bone on), cut in chunks
500g Pouyoukas 5 bean mix (pre- soaked overnight)
4 carrots, roughly chopped and other seasonal vegetables of your choice
12 baby potatoes
2 tins creamed sweet corn
500ml beef stock
50ml mixed herbs
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup red wine (optional)
Braise onions and mushrooms in oil.
Add chilli and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add beef, return lid and steam for 5 minutes.
Add carrots and potatoes and other vegetables.
Cover and let steam for 5 minutes.
Add beans, sweetcorn, beef stock and mixed herbs.
Cover pot and leave to cook for 20 minutes.
Keep covered and simmer for 1.5 hours, monitoring to ensure that mixture does not dry out.
Add fresh mushrooms 20 minutes before serving.