Hearty Beef Stew
Beef Stew is a great hearty meal that everyone enjoys. It also isn't that difficult to make. To be honest with you the hardest part is chopping up the vegetables and meat, but once that is done you throw everything in one pot to cook it, and cleaning up afterwards is also a breeze. If you have never tried making homemade Beef Stew you don't know what you are missing. Let me show you how easy it is.
4-5 lbs of Chuck Roast, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup of All Purpose Flour
3 Tbsp of Olive Oil
2 Onions, cut into bite size pieces
1 lb Potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1 cup of Red Wine
5 Carrots, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
3 Stalks of Celery, cut into bite size pieces
4 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
1/4 cup of Tomato Paste
3-4 cups of Beef Broth
1 Tbsp of Fresh Thyme
1 Tbsp of Fresh Rosemary, minced
1 cup of Frozen but thawed Baby Peas
Salt and Pepper to taste
Add the oil to a large pot and preheat it over high heat until the oil is so hot that it starts to smoke a little. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper, cook it for about 5 to 7 minutes or until seared well on all sides. Remove from the pan onto a plate and set aside.
In the same pan add the onions, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and celery, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes or until the veggies develop some color. Add the flour and stir well, continue to stir wile cooking the flour for about 2 minutes. Add the wine and using a wooden spoon, scrape the pan to lift off all those browned bits.
Add the tomato paste and stir well, add the beef broth, the bay leaf and the thyme and rosemary and bring the mixture up to a boil. Add the browned meat back in and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for about 2 1/2 hours checking on it periodically.
After 2 1/2 hours, remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium high, taste for seasoning and adjust if you feel necessary, add the peas and cook for a few more minutes. Ladle up and enjoy!
To see me making this recipe step by step simply watch my video below.