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Venison Stew

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 60 mins

Serves 4, costs under £7.00


  • 1 diced Pack (400g) Venison
  • 2 Tablespoons (20g) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 medium sized (300g) Onions
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons (2g) Dried Thyme
  • 1 (1g) Bay Leaf
  • ½ Pint (300ml) Water
  • 3 large sized (600g) Potatoes
  • ½ (300g) Swede
  • 2 (280g) Parsnip
  • 2 medium sized (160g) Carrots
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Tablespoon (30g) Plain Flour

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  1. In a large pan heat the oil and then add venison until it turns brown.
  2. Peel and dice the onions and garlic and add to the pan and fry for another 5 minutes. 
  3. Peel and dice the swede, carrots, parsnips and potatoes. Add Worcestershire sauce, thyme and bay leaf along with vegetables and water to the pan.
  4. Bring the pan to the boil then reduce the heat and cover a lid, simmering until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Mix the flour with 2 tablespoons of water then stir into the pan to thicken the stew.
  6. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 440g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
405.00 (20.00%)
Energy Kj
1698.00 (20.00%)
Total Fat
9.20g (13.00%)
Saturated Fat
1.80g (9.00%)
Total Sugars
13.60g (15.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.40g (7.00%)

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