Jool's Favorite Beef Stew: Jools goes mad for this stew in the colder months of the year, and the kids love it too. It's a straightforward beef stew to which all sorts of root veg can be added. I really like making it with squash and Jerusalem artichokes, which partly cook into the sauce, making it really sumptuous with an unusual and wonderful flavour.
Trying this out for dinner tonight (in my new cast iron dutch oven). Recipe calls for whole garlic cloves, cinn. stick, pint of milk and herbs. The flavors permiate better with the lid on for the first hr an then taking the lid off for the last hr. Moist, tender, favorful chicken!