I decided to switch things up a little and share a meaty dish as it’s all been sweet things and breakfast things for the past few weeks and I just had to share this one as it’s one of my all time favourite creations! It screams winter and christmas and all things orange and rosemary. It’s a proper hearty stew, the ultimate comfort food and so so so so soooo easy! You literally shove it in a pan and leave it to simmer whilst you get on with planning Christmas.. or work.. orrrrr whatever you like to spend your free time doing!
Ingredients – serves six
2 onions, diced
4 celery sticks, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
4 garlic cloves, diced
250g bacon, diced
500g chicken breast, diced
400g sausages, each one cut into 4
1 orange, roughly zested
1 tbsp dried rosemary
150g vacuum packed chestnuts, chopped
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
700ml boiling water
1 tbsp apple cidre vinegar
2 handfuls of chopped parsley
200g rainbow chard/spinach/cavlo nero, chopped
30g grated parmesn to serve
Pop the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bacon, chicken and sausages into a large pan over a high heat.
Once they start to fry, pour in the orange, chestnuts, rosemary, tomatoes, water, vinegar, parsley and greens and stir to combine.
Cover with a lid and bring to the boil.
Once boiling, turn to a medium simmer for 45 minutes.
Turn off the heat and divide the stew between six bowls.
Sprinkle with parmesan and serve!
P.S. this is one of my favourites…