I serve this stew with mashed potato and green vegetables.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:4 1/2 hours
Total Time:-26675902.483333 minute
900g stewing beef, cubed into 3cm/1¼” chunks
300g/14 rashers of streaky unsmoked bacon, roughly chopped
6 carrots, peeled and chopped into 4cm/1½” chunks
3 bay leaves
350 ml beef stock
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
⅛ tsp salt
⅛ tsp freshly ground pepper
4 sweet potato, peeled and cut into large chunks
Put the beef, bacon, carrots and mushrooms in the slow cooker.
Using string, tie the thyme and the bay leaves together in a little bundle and add to the slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients except the sweet potato. Stir well and turn the cooker on high for 3 ½ hours.
Add the sweet potato, stir well and cook for another hour. Serve.