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Beef Stew

January 5, 2010

~ Katy ~


What better way to warm up during a bitter cold winter?  Well, going somewhere tropical just might be better, but this is a close second (okay, maybe a not-so-close 86th or so).  This was a new stew to me, and it was delicious!


Beef Stew


3 tablespoons canola oil

1.5 pounds stew beef (1” pieces)

1/3 cup flour

½ teaspoon sald

½ teaspoon pepper

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 tablespoon sugar

32 oz beef stock

1 cup water

28 oz. tomatoes (canned, chopped)

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon thyme

2 cups carrots, diced

2 stalks celery

3 medium potatoes


Heat oil in stew pan over moderate heat.  Dredge beef in flour, salt and pepper.  Add to pan and brown lightly on each side.  Remove to plate.  Add garlic, onion and sugar to pan, stirring 1 minute.  Deglaze pan with ¼ cup stock.  Add remaining stock, water, tomatoes and herbs then bring to a boil.  Return beef to pan, reduce to simmer, cover and cook 45 minutes.  Add vegetables, cover and cook additional hour or until vegetables are tender.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2010 12:02 pm

    Mary, this sounds very tasty. I’ve got a pot roast simmering in the slow cooker today but will try your stew soon. Thank you!

  2. January 5, 2010 10:02 pm

    Sometimes, simple is just what’s called for. Warm and soul satsifying, that’s whats needed on a cold night like this (calling for -5F here in Wisconsin tonight).

  3. January 5, 2010 10:21 pm

    My DH loves beef stew. You are so right about beef stew being perfect on a cold winter day. Seems no one, including Floridians, are exempt from the cold winter days. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo!

  4. January 5, 2010 10:44 pm

    Mouth-watering and warm – oh so warm. I like warm. I’m ready for summer. Delizioso!

  5. January 5, 2010 11:16 pm

    It’s a good time of year for a reminder of the essentials like a well-made stew.

    Lovely photo, btw.

  6. January 6, 2010 2:25 am

    Just perfect!!

  7. tastyeatsathome permalink
    January 6, 2010 11:47 am

    I love a good stew. I played around with recipes back in October – but maybe it’s time for another batch. Something I might suggest? Next time, try throwing an oxtail or a short rib or two in there – the additional gelatin from those bones adds SO much richness to your stew. It’s amazing.

  8. January 6, 2010 12:53 pm

    wow beef stew! i love this dish! =) im such a tomato based dish fan!!

  9. oc2seattle permalink
    January 6, 2010 1:48 pm

    This looks so good! I’ll have to try it on a “meat-eating” day!

  10. January 6, 2010 2:12 pm

    this is what I call a nice bowl of comfort!

  11. January 6, 2010 11:41 pm

    comfort food, nice– great pic

  12. January 7, 2010 3:15 am

    Mmm. Looks hearty and my type of comfort food. May just have to have this for dinner tomorrow!

  13. January 7, 2010 8:49 pm

    Good looking stew!

  14. Pat permalink
    January 10, 2010 7:26 pm

    Oh, Katy, this looks wonderful!
    It’s even cool down here in Roatan. 70 degrees. Can you believe it??????????

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