Monday, May 14, 2012

Beef Stew with Red Wine


When we ordered our 1/4 steer one of the things we made sure to get was stew meat.  Why? We love beef stew!  I decided to whip up a batch not too long ago after I came across a recipe I had starred in my Google Reader many many moons ago. 

 I found this post on Two Novice Chefs, One Tiny Kitchen.  Since they talked about modifying the recipe, I decided to go to the source and change it up to our tastes.

We added more of just about everything and skipped the onions (since I am not a huge fan).  D loved it (though he wished it had onions in it).  Guess I will have to add them next time.  I really really like this recipe because unlike many other ones I have come across, there were no mushrooms and no beans. 

Next time, I plan to double the batch to ensure we have enough to freeze for a quick and easy meal when pressed for time. 

Beef Stew with Red Wine
(Sourced from About.com: Southern Food)
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds stew beef
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smokey 4/S Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 cups carrot chopped to bite size pieces
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped to bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cup dry red wine (I used some Cabernet Sauvignon we had left over from one of our dinners)
  • 2 cups potatoes, chopped to bite size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary
Directions
  • Trim stew beef and cut in small bite-size pieces.
  • Put in a zip top plastic bag with the flour, onion powder and seasoned salt.
  • Toss to coat well.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add beef to hot oil and cook, stirring, until lightly browned.
  • Add the celery; continue cooking, stirring, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, garlic, broth, wine, and rosemary, bringing to a boil.
  • After reducing heat to low, cover and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes, or until beef is tender.
I hope you like this as much as we do!

7 comments:

  1. Oh I am bookmarking this to try! I love beef stew. I'd love it if you shared this at my party, You're Gonna Love It Tuesdays!

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  2. Thanks for the invite, I am heading over now. And I hope you like this recipe as much as we do.

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  3. I have not had beef stew in so long. This looks so yummy :).

    Mrs.Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. I think it is the red wine that makes it so good! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  6. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  7. I WANT SOME!!! The stew looks wonderful!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

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