Beef Stew


1 onion and 3 minced, cloves of garlic in olive oil until softening. MIX in 1 Tablespoon cumin and ! Tablespoon coriander. Stir until fragrant.


2 1/2 pounds stew beef

2 pounds total of any or all of the following: potatoes, sweet potatoes, celeriac, rutabaga, carrots

2 Tablespoons tomato puree or 4 tomatoes chopped

3 inch piece of ginger, grated

1 - 2 tsp red curry paste

1/4 cup fish sauce

1 pint beef or vegetable broth

1/4 cup maple or brown sugar (optional)

BRING to boil and turn down to simmer. Simmer for minimum of an hour and up to all day.

ADD one can coconut milk when close to being ready to serve.

SPRINKLE with 3 chopped scallions and 1/2 - 1 cup chopped cilantro or chopped thai basil.