7 winter stews to keep you warm

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(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Cook fuss-free this winter. Here are six variations on a hearty winter stew base

Hearty stew base

This is the flavour base, so it’s not too richly flavoured in order to serve as the starting point for other stews. The recipe takes a little time but saves time when making another stew. Divide into 8 bases (with or without bones) and freeze until needed.

hearty stew
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Budget veggie stew

Sprinkle the crumbs over the stew and serve on its own or with a side dish of your choice.

(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Moroccan chicken stew with quince

The aromatic flavours of Morocco border on the divine.

Moroccan stew
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Fragrant tripe curry

We only use mutton tripe cubes, but you’re welcome to add any other offal.

Tripe curry
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Rich red wine steak and tomato stew

Instead of using stewing beef, we added pan-fried steak cubes right at the end. Leftover braaied meat works well too.

Red wine stew
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Bombay potato stew with roasted cabbage

Potatoes are often just an added veggie when it comes to stew but it’s the star ingredient in this one. We serve the curry on roasted cabbage instead of rice.

Bombbay stew
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Mexican mince stew with polenta

Serve piping hot on cooked, coarse polenta.

Mexican stew
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP To stretch the stew, add 2 cans (410g each) beans of your choice at the end, or even 500ml (2c) cooked brown lentils.

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