A New Stew.

Beef with chorizo, chickpeas and sherry.

The winter months generally lend themselves to stews of all kinds, and a favourite in my house is a classic beef stew. As much as I love  it, stew can become a bit boring, and so I decided the time had come to liven things up. Well, in the stew department anyway. This beef dish has a decidedly Spanish flavour, which is a good thing. Trust me.

Serves 4

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
700 g round beef steak, diced
1 onion, sliced
1 clove chopped garlic
Salt & Pepper
1 red chilli, de-seeded and chopped
Splash of red wine
250 g chorizo, chopped
150 ml dry sherry
1 tin chopped tomatoes
200 ml beef stock
1 tin chickpeas
Brown the beef in a little oil and remove from pan. Fry onions, garlic and chilli, add a splash of wine and reduce. In another pan, fry chorizo until crisp, then add the sherry. Add the tomatoes to the onion mix and bring to the a simmer. return beef to the pan, add chickpeas and chorizo mix. Season with salt and pepper and then simmer on low heat until tender, 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
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