Beef Stew

There is not much more comforting food than a big bowl of hearty beef stew. This recipe is simple, straightforward, yet so satisfying. The next time you need a little warm up, throw this on the stove or in your crock pot for a delicious meal that cannot be beat.

Beef Stew
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large potato, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder in a small bowl. Toss the stew meat in the seasoned flour to lightly coat.
  3. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add meat and brown on all sides. Remove to baking dish and pour red wine on top. Place sliced onion in dish and bake for 1-2 hours, or until the meat is tender and the wine is reduced.
  4. Place beef broth, carrots, peas, beans, tomatoes, and potatoes into a large stock pot. Bring to a simmer. Add roasted meat/onion/wine mixture, and stir well. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes. Serve immediately with fresh buttered bread.

 

Cooking Lesson

Take one pound of stew meat, toss lightly in seasoned flour, and then brown well over medium-high heat.

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Next
pour the browned meat, 1 cup of dry red wine, and a sliced onion into an oven-safe dish and place into a 275 degree oven for 1 hour.

Beef Stew Plain-2

While
the meat is roasting, place 6 cups of beef broth, some sliced carrots, peas, chunked potatoes, beans, and a can of stewed tomatoes into a medium to large stock pot. Heat to a slow simmer, and stir frequently.

Beef Stew Plain-3

When
the meat comes out of the oven, pour all the contents into your stew, stir well, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately with some fresh buttered bread.

 

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