Stew is often thought of as a staple family dinner that does nothing for your fitness efforts, but let’s look a little closer – it’s actually an ideal nutrient-packed muscle building meal.
Stew basically contains your choice of meat, tonnes of veggies, and potato.
Of course it sits in a watery broth which gives it its rich taste, partly created by the juices from the meat, a little red wine, stock, and – perhaps the only questionable ingredient – flour.
The amounts will vary depending on much you want to make, but whatever you decide, I recommend throwing all this in;
- Lean, diced steak
- Chopped new potatos, or sweet potatos
- Whole Shallot Onions
- Green beans
- Red Wine
- Oxo Beef Stock
Preparation time is moderate, and it takes a while to cook, but requites little effort. Here’s how to do it;
– Fry the steak in a pan, not all the way, just so it’s browned on the outside
– Put a pan on the stove with a small amount of water in, heat on medium, don’t let the water boil violently
– When the meat is browned, whack it in the pan of water, plus any juice/blood
– Fill the rest of the pan with red wine, a bit of stock and a little flour for thickness
– Throw literally everything else in, then if you need to, top up with more water ’til all the ingredients are just covered
– Put a lid on the pan and let it simmer on a medium heat for about an hour
– Eat it after a grueling leg workout