Tuscan Beef Stew And Polenta Recipe

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Tuscan Beef Stew and Polenta

Jean Ray

By
@Sheepdoc

From CNN and the Cooking Channel

Rating:
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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
olive oil
1
onion, medium dice
3
carrots, peeled, 1/2" slices
3
celery stalks, 1/2" slices
2 lb
beef stew meat, 1" cubes
2 1/2 c
dry red wine
8
sprigs fresh thyme
3
medium tomatoes, halved
salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 c
vegetable stock
1 c
instant polenta

Step-By-Step

1In large heavy pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions, carrots, and celery about 10 minutes. Add beef and saute until brown on all sides.
2Add wine and thyme and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until beef is tender, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours.
3To make polenta, bring stock to a boil over medium high heat. Lower to medium. Whisk in polenta Cook and stir until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Cook inside of a bowl with olive oil. Transfer polenta to oil-coated bowl and let sit 5-10 minutes to firm.
4Remove tomato skins and thyme sprigs. Turn polenta out of the bowl, slice, and serve with beef stew.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian