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Thick and Tasty Beef Stew

Tasty and Thick Beef Stew

This Tasty and Thick Beef Stew is great with rice or bread. Soups and stews are by far my favorite types of meals to cook for the family.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 4
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 mins

Equipment

  • Dutch oven or Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs Chuck beef, diced in ½ inch length
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch Cracked black pepper
  • 3 Carrots, diced in ½ inch length
  • 1/2 lb Cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Medium Yukon potatoes, diced in ½ inch length
  • 3 stalks Celery , cut in ½ inch length
  • 3 cloves Garlic , minced.
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, diced.
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 4 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup Red wine
  • 4 cups Beef stock
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup Fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • Knorr beef bouillon cube

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Cut your beef chuck into 1/2 inch cubes or buy them already cut.
  • Wash, peel, and cut your carrots in 1/2 inch portions.
  • Wash and cut your cremini mushrooms in half.
  • Wash, peel, and cut your potatoes in 1/2 inches.
  • Wash and cut your celery into 1/2 inches.
  • Garlic should be minced.
  • Onion should be diced.

Cooking

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot such as Dutch oven on medium heat. Place half of the meat pieces in the pot. Saute the meat until evenly browned about 8 minutes. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  • Take the beef out, set aside and brown the second batch of meat. Return the first batch of meat into the pot.
  • Add 1/3 cup flour, 4 Tbs tomato paste, 1/3 cup red wine, 4 cups beef stock. Bring to boil, skim off the foam from the surface.
  • Add 4 sprigs of thyme, 2 bay leaves. Then simmer and cover for 1 ½ hours on medium-low heat.
  • In the meantime, in a separate pan, saute the vegetables with 2 Tbs olive oil ( carrots, potatoes celery, mushrooms, garlic, and onion). Cover and reduce heat to med-low and cook until the vegetables are done.
  • When the beef are soft, pour in a mixture of ¼ cup of water and 2 Tbs flour to thicken the stew to resemble gravy texture. Add in the Knorr beef cube.
  • At this time combine all the cooked vegetables into the pot, and then cook for 10 minutes. If you want your vegetables softer feel free to cook until you get them the way you wan them.
  • Fish out the bay leaves for safety.
  • Taste the potatoes and carrots to see if they are at your preferred firmness. If not cook a bit further.
  • Garish with chopped fresh parsley and serve over rice and with bread if you want!
    Thick and Tasty Beef Stew Pot
Keyword beef, beef stew, stew
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