My Beef Stew

My Beef Stew

8 people

2hr 30min

Ingredients

  1. 1-2 lb beef stew meat
  2. 3 tbsp flour
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp paprika
  6. 3 tbsp butter
  7. 3 tbsp olive oil
  8. 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1 medium onion, chopped
  10. 3 carrots peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  11. 2 celery stalks, cut into bite sized pieces (optional)
  12. 1 lb potatoes peeled cut into bite sized pieces
  13. 3 cups beef broth
  14. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  15. 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  16. 1 tbsp red cooking wine
  17. 1 tsp thyme
  18. 1/2 tsp rosemary
  19. 1 bay leaf
  20. 1 cup peas
  21. 2 tbsp water
  22. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  23. 1 tsp dried parsley (garnish)
  24. I used a bag of mixed vegetables in this today
  25. Dash crushed red pepper

Steps

  1. 1
    In a shallow dish mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. Coat the pieces of in the flour.
  2. 2
    In a large stockpot add the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the meat pieces and brown on all sides (the meat will continue cooking in the stew). Once the meat is brown remove it to a plate and set aside. Cook in batches to not crowd the pan.
  3. 3
    If you need to add additional butter or olive oil you can add more to saute the vegetables. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, and celery into the pot and cook until the vegetables start to caramelize or get slightly soft.
  4. 4
    Add in the beef broth, tomato paste, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, red cooking wine, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary.
  5. 5
    Add the beef pieces back into the pot.
  6. 6
    Bring the stew to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and cook for one hour to 90 minutes or until the beef is tender.
  7. 7
    Mix the cornstarch and water together and slowly stir into the beef stew to thicken the sauce. Cook for 10-15 minutes with the lid off stirring occasionally as it thickens.
  8. 8
    Remove the bay leaf.
  9. 9
    Add the peas to the stew the last 5-10 minutes while it is thickening and before serving so they don’t get mushy.
  10. 10
    Garnish with parsley and Enjoy!