Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

 

Beef stew is so easy, budget friendly and a perfect one pot meal.   It’s rich, thick, comforting and amazingly delicious.  Cold weather months are easier with these types of meals.

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Prep the veggies.  I add celery to mine but if you don’t like celery just omit.  It won’t hurt my feelings.

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Brown the beef in batches, do NOT crowd the pan.  You want the beef browned WELL (lots of color and crust).

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

If you don’t cook with wine and are absolutely opposed to it just use an equal amount of beef broth (1 cup) as a replacement.  I don’t recommend it, the wine gives such a depth of flavor to this stew.  I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Serve with a crusty bread and enjoy!

Hearty Beef Stew
 
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Thick, rich and hearty beef stew.
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Recipe type: Stew
Serves: 8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless Chuck roast, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 large Onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced/pressed
  • 1 cup red Wine (one you would drink)
  • 4 cups Beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 4 medium Carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks Celery (including tops/leaves), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large russet Potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces
Instructions
  1. On medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil to a dutch oven or large heavy pot (one that has a tight fitting lid).
  2. When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown very well. Do in batches. Add the salt and pepper as the beef browns. Once browned, remove the beef with a slotted spoon set aside.
  3. Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add 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.
  7. Simmer wine for 5 minutes, and then add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, tomato paste and the beef.
  8. Bring back to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on very low for about 1 hour.
  9. Add potatoes, carrots, and celery, and simmer covered for another 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  10. Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

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Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth. by Don't Sweat The Recipe
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Comments

  1. Reply

    Yum! This stew looks fabulous! My husband was just mentioning to me how much he loves stew. I’m going to have to make him some of this!

    I was “parked” by you today on Think Tank, and I’m glad to find your post.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

    1. Reply

      Thank you Melanie!

  2. Reply

    The weather just finally turned cold here in Minnesota so I am craving any warm comfort food like stew, soup, or chili. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Heather!

  3. Reply

    First let me say, your pictures are making me hungry! Pinning and tweeting to share. Thank you for coming by and sharing your recipes with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ~Laurie

    1. Reply

      Thank you for hosting!

  4. Reply

    I make a very similar beef stew and it is so yummy! Once in a while I use pearl onions and they are fun and delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply

      Oooo pearl onions sound great in this stew! I’m going to try that next time. Thanks for stopping by Jann and have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Reply

    This looks amazing! My mouth is already watering! 😉 #SmallVictories

    1. Reply

      Thank you Danita!

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    I think beef stew is the ultimate winter meal. Thanks for sharing in the small victories link up.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Leigh!

  7. Reply

    Perfect for a cold winters night! Yum! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!

  8. Reply

    That looks so delicious. I know it is not always easy to make savory dishes look inviting in photos. You have done just a wonderful job of conveying delicious to us through your photos.
    Thanks so much for bringing this to the Blogger’s Pit Stop.Every post adds value for us all. We love to see you enjoying the blogging experience and we want to help you do that.
    Kathleen, Pit Stop Crew

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