* Prep: 30 Mins, Cook: 90 Mins * Serves 8 People

This Is A Very Basic Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe. It’s Easy, Delicious And Inexpensive To Make.

While There Are Hundreds Of Variations Of This Traditional Recipe,

It’s Hard To Improve On This Version’s Savory And Comforting Goodness.

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2lbs. boneless stewing steak cut into pieces. 

3 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp salt

1 tbsp freshly ground pepper

2 onions (cut into 1-inch chunks)

1/4 cup flour 3 cloves garlic (minced)

1 cup red wine (Check out our In Store Wine Cellar)

3 cups beef broth

1/2 tsp dried rosemary

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

4 carrots (peeled and cut into 1-inch slices)

2 stalks celery (cut into 1-inch slices).

3 large rooster potatoes (peeled and cut in eighths)

Garnish: Fresh Parsley

How to Make the Delicious Old Fashioned Stew:

On medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil to a large heavy pot. When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown very well.

Do so in batches if necessary. Add the salt and pepper as the beef browns.

Once browned, remove the beef with a slotted spoon set aside. Add the onions and sautée for about 5 minutes, until softened.

Reduce Heat: 

Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add wine and re-glaze the pan, scraping all stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Adding Spices: 

The flour will start to thicken the wine as it comes to a simmer.Simmer wine for 5 minutes and then add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, and the beef.

Bring back to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on very low for about 1 hour.

Adding Vegetables: 

Add potatoes, carrots, and celery and simmer covered for another 30 minutes, or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Leave to Sit: 

Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Garnish with the fresh parsley if desired.

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