Beef and vegetables stew with macaroni baked

Here’s my lockdown meal. My groceries arrived today, finally got some green vegetables and some more packets of pasta and canned food. The thing is boy!! Deliveries is expensive. For that price I could have gotten myself a fresh juicy piece of meat.

Anyway, I don’t have the choice, but to get food delivered is important at least I have food to eat and keep me warm. This winter seems so cold guess that I am growing older, bones couldn’t take the cold anymore. Having to wear 2 thick jumper and trying not to dirt it while preparing and cooking.

My meal is comforting, hearty, delicious and sure did warm up my soul. I enjoy it by the fireplace with a glass of red wine. My dad had his with some salad and a glass of red wine. My mother had hers with panna de casa bread, dunking in the stew. Let’s cook and keep warm. Stay safe everyone!!!


1 bunch kale, washed, leaves cut into bite size
2 medium carrots, cut into bite size
2 stalks of celery, cut into bite size
1 bunch broccolini, cut into bite size
1 punnet cherries tomatoes, halves
1 pkt of macaroni
Water for cooking macaroni
1 canned of Heinz beef and vegetables stew in red wine soup
2 Tbs minced garlic
1 c red wine
1 c water
Granada, Parmesan and Mozzarella grated cheese
sea salt
black pepper


Preheat oven 180 degrees C. Heat frying pan on medium high, add oil and garlic; stir fry until fragrant. Then add in kale fry for 5 minutes. Meanwhile put macaroni in to microwave safe bowl and add enough water and a pinch of salt; cook on high for 15-18 minutes until al dente. Remove from microwave and drain and set aside until needed.

Then add in carrot fry further 4-6 minutes. Next add celery and broccolini, fry for 4 minutes. Now add in tomatoes and red wine. Toss vegetables around to coat in wine. Then pour in the macaroni and mix well to coat in wine and vegetables for 2 minutes.

Remove from frying pan and put into a casserole dish. Sprinkle some cheese. Pour in the can soup with water and mix well. Then sprinkle more cheese to cover the cooked macaroni beef and vegetables. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes until cheese melted and golden brown. Serve with side salads or red wine.



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