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Slow Braised Chorizo and Shin of Beef Stew

September 5, 2017

5.Shin of beef and chorizo with cheddar cheese and sour cream soda bread 




1kg shin of beef, diced 

Salt and pepper 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large white onion, chopped 

3 sticks celery, chopped 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

1 tbsp ground cumin 

1 red chilli 

150g diced British chorizo sauces 

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 

500ml local ale

1 beef stock cube 

1 handful fresh coriander 

1 tub of sour cream 


Here’s how 


Place a large casserole pan on the hob to heat up. Whilst you are waiting for it to warm up drizzle the oil over the beef and season well with salt and pepper. Place the beef into the hot pan to seal it. Make sure you turn it every minute or so so that all the sides are sealed. 

When the beef is browned off and has a lovely roasted colour, remove from the pan and add in the onions, celery and garlic. Dice the chorizo and add to the pan followed by the cumin and chilli. Fry off the vegeta