Stews are convenient and a perennial family favourite in many households. Shaun Hill's beef stew recipe requires braising the meat for 2 to 3 hours before stewing with carrots and mushrooms in a rich red wine and tomato sauce. He serves the hot beef stew over a creamy mashed potato with leeks.
For a quick and easy family dinner, try this hearty cottage pie packed with succulent chicken thighs and crispy bacon lardons and topped with golden potatoes and rich Cheddar cheese. Full of flavour and simple to make – the perfect midweek meal.