Try This Healthy Stew Recipe Next Time You’re Cooking Dinner For Your Housemates

Many student houses have policies whereby people take it in turns to cook dinner for the whole house, as this saves time overall if everyone shares the load. It can also be a fun way to try new recipes and flavors. If you’ve been assigned dinner duty, check out this simple, healthy and seriously tasty stew—the slow cooking method means that a few tasty ingredients can go a long way.

Ingredients (to serve 6):

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 2 pork sausages
  • 6 large potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 carrots, cut into strips
  • 2 leeks, peeled and sliced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of chicken stock (use a stock cube if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon of miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the sausage and chicken thighs. Sear on each side for 2 – 3 minutes, and then cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the meat from the pan. Add the onion, leeks, carrots and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring regularly for 10 – 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cubed potatoes to the pan, as well as the miso paste and tomato puree. Cook for a further 7 minutes.
  5. Cut the sausages and chicken into pieces, and add them to the pan. Add the stock, bring to the boil and then lower to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper just before serving, serve alongside a green salad and some crusty bread.

Check out our other content