Creamy Beef Stew with Hommus (5 ingredients)
We were recently blessed by a visit from my sister and her family. As we live in different states, the cousins don’t often get a lot of time to play together.
It was such a blast to have them here.
There wasn’t a dull moment: bike rides, the construction of cubby houses, daring moves performed on the trampoline, numerous card games enjoyed, model aircraft flown, a scavenger hunt, and more.
The freedom and joy they experienced from their ‘farm stay’ was unmistakable.
Inside with the adults, it was much less action, but just as much conversation.
The men did some ‘2-men’ jobs outside, while us sisters were kept busy in the hub of the house (aka the kitchen!). Mealtimes seemed to come around often. At least one of those 13 kids was hungry at any given moment!
A few nights into their stay, the pace of the adults was slowing down. The ‘what’s for dinner?’ question loomed large.
With little to find in the fridge, and even less energy, we set about making an evening meal.
What we ‘discovered’ was delicious, and so we wanted to share it with you (for those days when you just can’t muster the energy to think of what to cook!).
This Beef Stew has just 5 common ingredients and needs minimal prep. What’s more, it was a welcome break from tomato-based dishes.
It’s definitely worth making it for your family 🙂 And if you’ve got hommus-adverse family members, don’t be put off. When quizzed whether they could identify the ingredients, no one in this household could recognise the hommus flavour …. they were too busy eating 🙂
Creamy Beef Stew with Hommus (with Paleo and AIP options)
- 1kg diced beef (our Winter Beef Packs are perfect for this)
- 1 onion, halved and sliced
- 1 cup hommus*
- 3/4 – 1 cup bone broth or water
- squeeze lemon juice
- Heat a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
- If desired, add a knob of tallow or butter to pan.
- Working in batches, add meat and brown quickly on all sides.
- Set browned meat aside and cover to keep warm.
- Add onions and fry off for several minutes.
- When onions are translucent and fragrant, add meat back to pan along with hommus and bone broth.
- Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
- Add lemon juice. Taste and season.
- Serve on creamy mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice.
Serves: 4 – 6
* To make this dish compliant with Paleo and AIP diets, simply replace the hommus with a homemade version using cauliflower instead of chickpeas.
If you give this dish a go, tell us about your experience in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.