Muffin-Topped Winter Beef Stew

Muffin-Topped Winter Beef Stew

Muffin on stew? You’d better believe it – think of it as a lighter alternative to suet dumplings

Ingredients

For the stew

500g braising steak, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned with pepper and a little salt
2 tbsp olive oil
olive oil

olive oil

1 large onion
Onion

, finely chopped
450g carrot
Carrot

, cut into chunks
2 large parsnips
Parsnip

, cut into chunks
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp sundried or regular tomato paste
300ml red wine or extra stock
450ml vegetable stock

For the topping

225g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
Baking powder

140g cheddar
Cheddar
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Once cheddar was ‘Cheddar’, a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
, coarsely grated
2 tbsp olive oil
150ml milk

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