With the nights drawing in earlier and the ice starting to appear, you need hearty warm food to keep you going.
Here is a casserole recipe that will warm and it cost less than a fiver. And its so easy to make that santa wont need any help at all from his elves.
Winter Warming Casserole
500g Casserole Beef
1 x Packet of a Casserole Vegetable Mix
5 x Medium Sized New Potatoes
1 tsp Thyme
Salt & Pepper
½ tsp Chilli Flakes
2 x Beef Stock Cubes
In a casserole pan, lightly fry the beef in a little oil until browned. Add the casserole vegetable mix, potatoes, thyme, salt, pepper and chilli. Then add the 2 beef stock cubes and enough water to completely cover the ingredients then place lid on pan and put in the oven at 180 degrees or gas mark 5 for 4 hours.
In a jug add 2 tbsp of gravy powder and 400ml water. After 4 hours remove from oven and add the gravy mix and stir. Then place back in the oven with the lid back on for a further 1 hour and 30 mins.
I usually serve this delightful casserole in a giant Yorkshire pudding.
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