1/15/12

Beef Stew

My Beef Stew recipe is one that has been developed over the years; I just make it the way my husband likes it. His favorite version has an ample amount of meat compared to the vegetables. This recipe is the tasty version that he likes, but it can be adjusted to suit your taste if you like more vegetables or would like to add tomatoes or mushrooms.





Beef Stew
4 cups chopped potatoes
2 cups carrots, cut in rounds
1 cup chopped celery
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (32 ounce) box beef broth + about 1 additional cup
1 onion, diced
Vegetable oil
3 to 3 1/2 pounds beef, cut into bite size pieces (rib eye steak works well)
Flour to dredge beef
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Peel and chop the potatoes into bite size pieces; peel and cut carrots into thin rounds. Chop celery and garlic. Combine vegetables with 32 ounces of beef broth in a large dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer.
In a large skillet coated with vegetable oil, cook the onion until tender, then add the onion to the boiling vegetables. Dredge the beef in flour, and brown the beef in the hot skillet. When all the beef has been browned, add to the boiling vegetables. At this time, the stew will thicken and you will need to add more beef broth, usually about an additional cup. Add salt, pepper, and vinegar. Simmer on low heat until tender.


I chop the potatoes and carrots a little larger for stew than I do for soup, 4 cups of potatoes and 2 cups of carrots.


I use 1 cup of celery and 3 cloves of garlic.

Chop an onion and cook until tender.

Any kind of beef that you like will work for stew. You can buy chopped stew meat if you prefer.

Chop the beef into bite size pieces.

The vegetables will already be getting tender by the time the beef is browned. Let everything simmer together until all is cooked through.


Beef stew is great cold weather food.


14 comments:

  1. That looks in-cred-ible! It looks like my husband's dream stew, too.

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  2. This looks so delicious! I just need lots of bread and this on my table!

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  3. This soup looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a Quaker prize package: http://bit.ly/AeIHc6

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  4. Anita,
    Hi! This soup looks really good.
    I just wanted to tell you we just had your Potato Soup today and it was a big hit. I managed to find a few recipes I had tucked away but your recipe is the one that's pretty popular and being used. I liked topping it with a little bacon too. Pat

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  5. I love stew and this looks like a great recipe!

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  6. Looks good Anita! I think we all need to come to your house for dinner tomorrow. What time are you serving the meal? This one looks mouthwatering! Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Your Cozy Home party. I'm sure everyone will love it!

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  7. What a wonderful meal for winter...so warm & comforting!

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  8. Hi Anita,
    There is nothing better this time of the year than a great bowl of Stew. Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Perfect for ski weekends too! We make ours in the crockpot so it's ready when we get home.

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

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  10. anita, this reminds me of the stew my mom used to make! yum! thank you for linking to foodie friday! hope all is well! Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..Have a wonderful week!

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  12. thank you for the recipe. how long do you estimate it takes to cook?
    marie

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  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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