Packed with protein, yummy vegetables and a dash of Worcestershire sauce for an extra pop of flavour, beef stew is a tried and tested classic. The perfect way to feed hungry youngsters and ensure they have all the energy needed for a day of adventures. Our super simple recipe is a quick and easy way to get a balanced, nutritious meal into your little ones. It’s also very simple to make!

Pilgrim's Beef Stew - Healthy Day Care Meals From Kids' Country, Over Peover, Knutsford

Pilgrim’s Beef Stew

The perfect winter warmer this beef stew is delicious, nutritious and packed with flavour...


  • 800 g Lean Stewing Beef
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 handful Shallots
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Swede
  • 500 ml Beef Stock
  • dash Worcestershire Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325ºF/gas 3.
  • Dice the beef into 1cm pieces, then toss in a bowl with the flour, making sure the meat chunks are totally covered. Set aside.
  • Add a splash of oil to a large casserole pan and place it over a medium heat. When it’s hot, add the beef and cook for 5 minutes, or until the meat is browned all over. Transfer to a plate and leave to one side.
  • While the beef is cooking, peel and finely chop the garlic, then peel the shallots and halve them. Then peel and chop the potatoes, carrots and swede into 2cm rounds.
  • Splash a little more oil into the pan, then add the veg and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  • Return the beef to the pan, add the stock and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Season with sea salt and black pepper, then transfer the stew to the oven or slow cooker to cook for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily with forks.
  • Serve your beef stew with a slice of crusty buttered bread.


Top Tip

This stew recipe can be adapted to any sort of meat. Change to lamb or turkey or even pork. To adapt the recipes to the different meat just change the stock and add a extra ingredient that goes with that meat i.e. lamb and mint sauce.