Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beef Stew to Chase Away the Chills

When the weather gets cold, you need something warm and substantial to satisfy your appetite. Try this beef stew recipe to nourish your stomach, as well as your soul...

Add any vegetables you have in your kitchen. When it comes to soups & stews, the rule is - there are no rules!

Sara's Beef Stew
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 &1/2 lbs. stew beef
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 Qt beef stock
  • 1 & 1/2 cups red wine
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3-4 large red potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, diced in 1/4" slices
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb.s green beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
In a dutch oven (or large pot), heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and stir so beef is coated on all sides and cook for 1 minute longer.

Add beef stock, wine, and tomato paste to pot and season with more salt (1 tsp) and pepper (1/2 tsp).

Add in all vegetables, bay leaf and rosemary. Cover and reduce heat to low.

Cook, covered, for about 1 hour.

Serve with bread or biscuits.


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