OK here you go
get yourself 2 pound or 1 kilo of potatoes then 1 kilo or 2 pound of carrots, swede & onion so your peel and chop carrots swede and onion into varied size chunks but not too thin, right whats next oh yeah the meat
get yourself 1 kilo or just over 2lb of beef steak or lean lamb or a mixture of both and 12 oxo cubes also a jar of red cabbage and beetroot and some crusty bread
Chop the onions not too thickly and add the meat to the pan your gonna cook in, cook on a high but not full heat to seal, drain any fat or liquid off the meat and onions, drain the veg and stir them into the meat and onions, add enough water to the pan to cover the vegetables by no more than 2cm, i then throw the whole box of oxos into the pan and give it a good stir.
Return the pan to the ring and bring to boil then simmer on the lowest heat literally for however long it takes to reduce and thicken usually about 2-3 hours on the lowest heat for best flavour, be careful to not let it boil and stick to the pan or will disintegrate
Bang the bread into hot oven for 2-3 minutes then drain some beetroot but more importantly the red cabbage and serve away, you'll enjoy it friday gonna be freezin, have never made it any other way and people always love it so simple and comforting, hope that helps