Jool's Favorite Beef Stew: Jools goes mad for this stew in the colder months of the year, and the kids love it too. It's a straightforward beef stew to which all sorts of root veg can be added. I really like making it with squash and Jerusalem artichokes, which partly cook into the sauce, making it really sumptuous with an unusual and wonderful flavour.
Jamie's Easy Slow-cooked Beef Stew - I halved the recipe and it completely filled my slow cooker. The broth in this is amazing - I think cooking some udon or ramen noodles in it would be a great way to use the leftovers.
Melt-in-your-mouth SHIN STEW - "Cooking a shin of beef or any good stewing cut this way gives you some really fantastic comfort food... Delicious served with some mashed root veg – like carrots, potatoes, a bit of swede, some turnips – but you could also serve it with straight mash, polenta or bubble and squeak (you know, fried veg and potatoes, cockney-London style!) and some nice buttered cabbage or spinach."