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Beef is rich in vitamin B6 which helps the immune system and boost energy levels. Try this recipe today and provide rich nutrients for you and your family

Ingredients (Serves 6):

2 tbsp olive oil

800g stewing steak, cut into bitesize pieces

2 onions, finely diced

3 tbsp flour

3 tbsp brandy or red wine (optional)

800ml beef stock

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp Dijon mustard

300g mushrooms, sliced

Salt and black pepper

1 sheet all butter puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, lightly whisked

To serve: Mashed potato, broccoli or spinach



Place the olive oil in a wide heavy based frying pan. Fry the beef in batches till golden. Add the onion and a little more oil if needed. Cook till the onion has softened then add the flour.

Stir everything till coated and leave to cook for a minute before adding the brandy or red wine. You could also use a splash of stock here instead.

Tip everything into a heavy based saucepan. Add the mustard, tomato puree and gradually add the stock, stirring to avoid lumps. Leave this mix come to a simmer.

Meanwhile fry the mushrooms in a little oil in the frying pan till they become a little golden at the edges.

Add these to the beef. Season well with pepper. You may need a little salt too depending on how salty your stock was. Leave this to simmer for 60-90 minutes until the beef is tender the leave to cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Place the pie filling into a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish. Brush the edge if the dish with egg. Top with the sheet of ready rolled puff pastry.

Crimp the edges and create a few cuts in the middle for steam to escape. Brush with egg wash and bake for 30-40 minutes till puffed up and golden.

Serve with the mash and greens.

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