Five Star Beef Stew

This is a family favourite we found over at My Daddy Cooks. Check out his website, its very cool. 🙂 You can watch his there.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 4 hours (can be prepared in advance and left in an oven with a timer to start cooking when you are out!)

500g stewing beef. (whatever is cheap)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely sliced
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock cube
Broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower
3 (or more!) star anise
A sprinkle of thyme (fresh or dried)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to season

Whack it all into your slow cooker in the morning and enjoy a fragrant tasty meal that night!

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