Basic Brown Or White Stew
|Boneless meat/1 1/2 pound meat with bone||1 Pound|
|Stock/Water / beer / wine / cider||3⁄4 Pint|
|Mixed vegetables||1 Pound|
Cut the meat in pieces, removing as much fat as possible.
Prepare and slice or dice the vegetables.
Put the flour in a paper or polythene bag and shake the meat in it until well coated.
Heat the fat or oil and fry the meat brown; add the vegetables and fry for a few minutes longer.
Add any remaining flour and then stir in the liquid and seasonings.
Cook slowly until the meat is tender.
Add gravy browning if necessary for a good rich colour.
If dumplings are added they should go in half an hour before serving.