Twisted Stewed Potatoes

Looking for a warming, spicy dish of meat of potatoes with a difference, then this is the dish for you!

This is a twisted version of the classic stewed potatoes. Stewed potatoes is an old family recipe from my paternal grandma, a real comforting, simple dish of soft, wielding potatoes in a beefy gravy with chunks of beef mince. Perfectly delicious, it’s a brilliant dish and I love making it, however today I fancied spiking it with spice! The spice came in the form of chorizo sausage, and chilli flakes, adding sweet potatoes and balancing this spicy and sweet stew with a splash of red wine vinegar!
Did it beat the original? No, but it’s a great alternative when you fancy something a bit different and a bit of spice!

4 medium King Edward potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
500g mince beef
Half a chorizo chopped
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 pint of gravy
1 teaspoon of chipotle chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of bouillon
Salt, pepper and red wine vinegar

Brown the mince in a small amount of oil, add the chopped potatoes, chorizo and stir. Then add the wet ingredients, gravy, and tomatoes, add the bouillon, chilli flakes, salt, pepper and simmer until the potatoes are tender, approx 20 mins. Add extra water if needed. Once cooked the potatoes should have slightly broken down and thickened the sauce, taste and add the vinegar to balance. Check the seasoning and serve as it is, it needs nothing, no extra’s, not sides, it’s a one pot wonder!

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