2 tbsp rapeseed oil/or any other oil
4 shallots, sliced
3 garlic cloves,sliced
200g potatoes, peeled and chopped
50g tomato puree
2x400g tins of chopped tomatoes
200g mixed beans (I soak mine and cook the day before - you might as well use tinned)
400g beef, diced
2 bay leaves
small bunch of thyme(I used dry bunch of thyme)
salt and pepper
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Cook the onions,garlic and beef, stirring for around 10-15 minutes until onions are soft and meet is cooked.
2. Add the potatoes, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, water and herbs:bay leaves and bunch of thyme tied with a string.Season with salt and pepper.Simmer for around 30 minutes.Add beans and simmer for next 5-7 minutes.
3. Divide the stew among bowls, top with parsley leaves, then serve.