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
Mary Berry's family suppers: Rich beef and mushroom stew
This is a rich and comforting stew, smart enough for a dinner party. I serve it with Mustard Mash (see below) and a green vegetable. Shin of beef has an excellent flavour but needs slow cooking – for an alternative, look for braising steak.