This is a good dish to get some healthy root vegetables into your kids.
Protein - Beef or mutton
Serves - 3-4 hungry teenagers
500 gms of beef cubes (or boneless mutton/lamb)
2 medium size sweet potato chopped
I medium size onion finely chopped
I medium size carrot peeled and cubed
500 gms of butter squash cubed
10 black olives halved
1 tsp of Ma's Minced Garlic
2 tbsp of Pasta Roma herbed sauce
Handful of fresh thyme
Handful of fresh oregano
Half cup of red wine (optional)
Marinate the beef cubes in salt and pepper for about an hour . In a large pot brown onion and garlic , add sweet potato ,carrots, squash, and herbs, cook for a few minutes. Add beef cubes ,olives and sauce and red wine. Cover and cook for forty five minutes stirring occasionally , so it does not stick to bottom of pan. This can be served with steamed rice or crispy garlic bread.
This can be made the day before, and can be refrigerated for upto 3 days.
We usually serve it over crispy garlic bread, as this is not a runny stew the consistency is quite thick.