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Sweet Beef Stew

I was pretty well stumped for ideas in the morning earlier this week. I had a kilo of diced beef defrosting in the fridge and the butcher had told me it needed to be cooked for a good, long time. Okay, a stew then. But what flavouring??? Hmmmmmmmm.

I started by just getting the cooking going, the beef cooking in a stock with some lentils, garlic and leek as a good base. I left that in the oven while I went to the shops and did the school pick-up.... and had a think about the flavour I wanted to end up with.

Finally, as I unpacked the shopping, I was inspired!!! A quick check on Google to see if there were other recipes with this combination and presto!

1kg diced beef1-1.5 litres chicken stock1 can lentils2 medium leeks, sliced1-2 cloves garlic, crushedsalt2-3 potatoes, peeled & diced2 golden delicious* apples (because other apples are too high in Sals), peeled & diced1 medium zucchini, peeled and grated*1 tab brown sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon**  (omit if sensitive to salicyl…