I terribly terribly miss having a helper. But you know what that means. That means I have to get in the kitchen and cook something up with the least effort and keep it healthy. Now I have used red wine in this recipe and I am not sure whether it is healthy or not. But assuming it is here is the recipe.
Stuff you will need:
2 cups chuck steak or beef used for stewing
1 Onion thinly sliced
1 cup carrots chopped into chunks
6 button mushrooms
10 black seedless olives
1.5 cup red wine
2.5 cups of water/beef stock
2tbsp tomato paste
1tbsp thyme ( I have the dried variety. use fresh if available)
Olive oil as per needed
salt and pepper
cornstarch and water mixed to make a paste.
This is the how to:
Brown meat on all sides very nicely.
Lightly brown the onions.
Now throw all the ingredients into a baking bowl. Cover it. Now on a gas mark 3-4 let it cook for upto 2 hours. No more.
After it is cooked add the cornstarch paste and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Serve it with a french bread.