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Recipe: Beef stew with green peppercorns

There’s nothing better than lighting the fire on an autumn day and sitting down to a hearty casserole. Here, UKTV share some of their top foodie recipes for fab stews.

What you'll need

Ed Baines from Market Kitchen devised this warming dish, perfect for informal suppers.

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 kg chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 3cm chunks

1 onion, chopped

2-3 small sticks celery, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

4 streaky bacon, chopped into 2cm chunks

3 tbsp green peppercorns

1 bunch parsley, chopped

300 ml dry white wine

150 ml beef stock

2 bay leaves

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas 2½/320°F. Heat the oil in a casserole pan set over a high heat and tip in the meat. Fry the meat until browned before removing from the pan. Leave on one side.

Lower the heat and fry the onion, celery, garlic and bacon until lightly coloured.

Crush two tablespoons of the peppercorns, using a pestle and mortar before adding them to the pan along with the parsley. Stir in the wine and stock and add the bay leaves.

Cover with a lid and bake in the oven for 1½-2 hours.

Add the remaining tablespoon of peppercorns at the end of cooking and serve the meaty casserole with potatoes.

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