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Hearty Minced Meat and Potato Stew

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There’s something about a hearty stew that speaks directly to the soul, especially when it’s shared with family. This Rustic Family-Style Minced Meat Stew is not just a meal; it’s a warm embrace in the form of food. It combines the simplicity of minced meat and potatoes with the rich flavors of garlic, tomatoes, and herbs, all simmered to perfection. It’s a dish that fills the kitchen with inviting aromas and the dining table with happy faces.

Perfect for any day of the week, this stew is a testament to the power of simple ingredients coming together to create a feast for the senses. Whether it’s a chilly evening or a busy weekday, this dish promises comfort and satisfaction with every spoonful. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the most memorable meals are those that are made with love, shared with loved ones, and savored without hurry.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 potatoes, cubed
  • 300 ml (1 cup) diced tomatoes
  • 1 pepper, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 475 ml (2 cups) warm water or chicken broth
  • 450 g minced meat
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp meat seasoning
  • A few sprigs of parsley, for garnish

 

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Directions:

  1. Prepare the Base: In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add Vegetables: Stir in the chopped carrot and pepper. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for a few minutes until slightly softened.
  3. Incorporate Tomatoes: Pour in the diced tomatoes and mix well.
  4. Add Potatoes: Introduce the cubed potatoes to the pot, stirring to combine them with the sauce.
  5. Prepare the Meat: In a bowl, combine the minced meat with the beaten egg, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and meat seasoning. Mix well.
  6. Combine Meat with Vegetables: Add the meat mixture to the pot. Pour in the warm water or chicken broth, ensuring the ingredients are well covered.
  7. Simmer: Cover the pot with a lid and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  8. Final Touches: Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium, and continue cooking for another 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the stew has thickened.
  9. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle chopped parsley over the stew before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

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