Cathy's Beef Stew

Cathy LaFay


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


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  • 3 lb
    boneless beef sirloin roast trimmed and cut into cubes
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin (about 2x around the pan)
  • 2 large
    onions, minced
  • 1 lb
    button mushroom, quartered
  • 6 medium
    carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds (or about 2 each)
  • 4 large
    garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste, italian
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 3 c
    chicken broth (i make my own)
  • 5 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme minced, (or about 1 tsp of dried)
  • 3 small
    bay leaves
  • 6 medium
    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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About Cathy's Beef Stew

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

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