OLD-FASHIONED BEEF STEW

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Teresa Howell

By
@geoter1968

MY AUNT GAVE ME THIS RECIPE, BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY AND IT'S THE BEST BEEF STEW RECIPE, I HAVE EVER MADE, IT EASY, AND FUN, CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE IT AGAIN!!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

3 lb
boneless chuck roast, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
freshly ground pepper
2
yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 c
flour
3 clove
garlic minced
1 c
red wine
3 c
beef broth
1/2 tsp
dried rosemary
1
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
4
carrots peeled, cut into 1-inch slices
2
celery stalks, cut into 1-inch slices
3 large
russet potatoes, peeled and cut in eighths
fresh parsley to garnish

How to Make OLD-FASHIONED BEEF STEW

Step-by-Step

  • 1ON MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT, ADD THE VEGETABLE OIL TO A LARGE HEAVY POT (ONE THAT HAS A TIGHT FITTING LID).
  • 2WHEN IT BEGINS TO SMOKE SLIGHTLY, ADD THE BEEF AND BROWN VERY WELL. DO IN BATCHES IF NECESSARY. ADD THE SALT AND PEPPER AS THE BEEF BROWNS.
  • 3ONCE BROWNED, REMOVE THE BEEF WITH A SLOTTED SPOON AND SET ASIDE.
  • 4ADD ONIONS AND SAUTE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES, UNTIL SOFTENED.
  • 5REDUCE HEAT TO MEDIUM-LOW, AND ADD THE FLOUR AND COOK 2 MINUTES STIRRING OFTEN.
  • 6ADD THE GARLIC AND COOK FOR 1 MINUTE.
  • 7ADD WINE AND DEGLAZE THE PAN, SCRAPING ANY BROWN BITS STUCK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN. THE FLOUR WILL START TO THICKEN THE WINE AS IT COMES TO A SIMMER.
  • 8SIMMER WINE FOR 5 MINUTES, AND THEN ADD THE BROTH, BAY LEAVES, THYME, ROSEMARY, AND THE BEEF.
  • 9BRING BACK TO A GENTLE SIMMER, COVER AND COOK ON VERY LOW FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR.
  • 10ADD POTATOES, CARROTS, AND CELERY, AND SIMMER COVERED FOR ANOTHER 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL THE MEAT AND VEGETABLES ARE TENDER. TASTE AND ADJUST SEASONINGS.
  • 11TURN OFF HEAT AND LET SIT FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING. GARNISH WITH THE FRESH PARSLEY.

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About OLD-FASHIONED BEEF STEW

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy