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cathy's beef stew

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cathy LaFay
Cape Coral, FL

Im currently making this and dont want to forget what I did for next time lol... my house smells amazing. Cant wait to eat!!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cathy's beef stew

  • 3 lb
    boneless beef sirloin roast trimmed and cut into cubes
  • olive oil, extra virgin (about 2x around the pan)
  • 2 lg
    onions, minced
  • 1 lb
    button mushroom, quartered
  • 6 md
    carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds (or about 2 each)
  • 4 lg
    garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste, italian
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 3 c
    chicken broth (i make my own)
  • 5 sprig
    fresh thyme minced, (or about 1 tsp of dried)
  • 3 sm
    bay leaves
  • 6 md
    red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • enough flour to cover your meat well

How To Make cathy's beef stew

  • 1
    Season the meat with salt and pepper and flour meat and brown in 2 batches. Transfer meat to a plate and repeat until all the meat is browned.
  • 2
    Add onions until translucent. Add mushrooms and cook until they start to brown. Add carrots and continue to sautee veggies.
  • 3
    Add garlic and thyme and 3 bay leaves. Stir until everything is mixed well and coated. Add about 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste and stir in until it becomes fragrant.
  • 4
    Add 1 cup of wine. Make sure to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the 3 cups of chicken broth. Simmer....
  • 5
    After an hour I add the potatoes, stir well. Simmer...
  • 6
    The last 1/2 hour I added the peas. I also thickened the stew with Wondra. You will have to judge how thick you want it) I just added about 2 tablespoons of wondra to about 1/2 cup of chicken broth I left aside and added it to the stew.
  • 7
    In total I simmered my stew on the stove for about a total of 3-4 hours.
  • 8
    Serve over buttered noodles, rice, or just eat it plain... either way its really good.

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