An Organic Recipe By Eversfield: Homemade Winter Stew
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At Eversfield Organic, our beginnings of a humble family-run farm selling premium, wholesome organic produce to the local area has done nothing but grow in the past few years! These days, our family-run company offer nationwide delivery, ensuring the country is provided with only the freshest organic food straight from our farm. Our grass-fed for life, award-winning cuts of finest quality meat, plus our ever-growing collection of organic kitchen staples, has encouraged our nationwide grocery box delivery scheme as well as allowing for the opening of two farm shops.
Our first farm shop venture was in the delightful market town of Tavistock (you might know it well!), followed up shortly by our shop and café in Totnes. Although our café is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions, both of our farm shops remain open as usual (find our opening times here). We ask that all customers wear face coverings and we have hand sanitiser and limits on the number of customers in the shop in order to help everyone feel as safe as possible when shopping for their organic goodies! We also offer a click and collect service from both shops, in which you can browse at your own leisure at home and simply pop down at your designated time to collect your organic foods.
Even better news, we’re giving everyone who spends £20 or more in either of our farm shops a free cup of tea or americano up until the 31st of March – perfect for keeping warm during these cold days.
An Organic Recipe: Homemade Winter Stew
A hearty beef stew is a classic winter warmer, perfect to see you through the short days and cold evenings. It’s made even better by adding organic, nutritious vegetables and tasty, grass-fed meat. It’s quick and easy to make as well as versatile – just add whichever vegetables you fancy.
As well as grass-fed beef (we recommend a Chuck Steak or Jacobs Ladder/Short Ribs, but if you’re unsure you can always ask our skilled butchers at the butcher’s counter in either of our farm shops!), a traditional winter stew has potatoes, carrots, celery, peas and onion. You’ll also need tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, stock cubes and of course some water and seasonings. Cooking the stew low and slow allows for tough parts of the beef to soften, so we recommend a slow cooker for this recipe.
Fry onion and celery in 1 tbsp of oil over low heat until soft. Add in carrots and any herbs. Fry for 2 minutes, then stir in puree, Worcestershire sauce and 600ml of boiling water.
Tip the contents of the pan into the slow cooker, crumble stock cubes over the top and stir in. Season with pepper.
Once the pan is empty, fry the beef in 1 tbsp of oil. Don’t fry all at once, instead add little sections at a time until all is well browned then add to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 4 hours.
If you need to, you can thicken the gravy by mixing cornflower with cold water and stirring in 2 tbsp of liquid from the slow cooker. Add this back into the cooker and continue to cook for a further 30 minutes on high.
If you don’t have a slow cooker, don’t worry! Try the recipe above in the oven. Preheat to 160 degrees (or 140 degrees for fan), pop ingredients into an oven dish, cover and cook for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Uncover and cook for a further 30 to 60 minutes until the meat is tender and sauce is thick.
Head to our website to place an order for an organic food box delivery, available nationwide, (we also have loads more yummy organic recipes on our site!) or visit our farm shop to browse all the delicious, organic produce you could ever want! (and to claim your free cup of tea or coffee with purchases over £20 until the end of March!!).