So simple and yet delicious. I must confess from time to time I suffer from a bit of Jamie overload. The omni present Jamie and his band of followers is getting a bit on my nerves. I mean tv-series, tefal pans, cookware, aprons, a "flavour shaker"? Come on! But still, I like him. Who couldn't like Jamie? Maybe that is the problem, the fact that everybody likes him. He doesn't need me to like him. *Sniffs*
I own only two of his books and they make for fine reading but somehow I don't make as many recipes from them. Why? Beats me! Recipes are clear, ingredients are simple, preparing them is a cinch. Maybe that combination makes me wonder: could this be good enough to try? As a matter of fact: a whole hearted yes!
As the weather continues to be definitely un-summery I was a bit uninspired but this brought a smile on my face:
700 gr potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 red onions, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, peeled, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 sticks rosemary, just the needles
1 ts ground cumin
1 heaped tbs smoked paprika powder
zest and juice of 1 orange
800 gr lean stew beef
400 gr borlotti beans (can or rehydrated)
400 gr canned tomatoes
salt + pepper
for garnish: greek yoghurt/sour cream, fresh cilantro
Not much cooking involved, throw it together Jamie-style: heat olive oil in a large dutch oven and add first list of ingredients, stir, let cook for a minute or two, stir again. Period.
Add rest of the ingredients, salt and pepper to taste and add as much water as needed to almost cover. Period.
Bring to a boil and put in the oven. Period.
Oven temperature? Well that depends on when you'd like to have dinner, at 180C it's ready afer 3 hours cooking, longer time needed? Oven 140C....6 hours. Crowd pleasing dinner fare and easy on the hostess!
I mean, when you read this are you pressed to try? You better do because it's really delicious!
Serve with rice or pasta as a stew or wrap in tortilla's and serve with quacamole....
That's all folks!