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Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

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This stew is made with tender chunks of beef, carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms that are slow-cooked in an amazingly delicious red wine sauce.
Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

Let me introduce you to the epitome of comfort food- the slow-cooked beef stew. Much like the classic French “Boeuf Bourguignon”, this stew is made with tender chunks of beef, carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms that are slow-cooked in an amazingly delicious red wine sauce. You will want crusty bread to soak up all the sauce!

Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make the Best Beef Stew?

To make the best-ever beef stew, you need the best quality ingredients:

  • Beef stew meat (chuck)
  • All-purpose flour
  • Red wine: choose one you would drink
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion and garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth
  • Herbs: dried thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves

Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

What is the Best Meat for Beef Stew?

Any of the following cuts of beef are a good choice:

  • Bone-in short rib
  • Chuck
  • Beef shank
  • Bottom sirloin

How Do I Make The Best Beef Stew?

  1. Dredge the beef chunks in flour, salt, and pepper. Shake off any excess.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat two tbsp olive oil and brown the beef chunks. Do it in batches so as not to over-crowd the meat, or it will stew. We want it brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. To the same Dutch oven, add two cups of red wine, scraping the bottom to pick up all the stuck bits and pieces of beef. Bring to a boil, add the mushrooms, and simmer for 10 mins. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  4. While the mushrooms are simmering, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the sliced carrots, onions, and minced garlic in ½ tbs of olive oil until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the tomato paste, cook for one more minute, and add this mixture to the mushrooms and wine.
  6. Return the brown beef chunks to the Dutch oven, and add the herbs, beef broth, diced potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bake the stew (with the lid on) for 1 hour and 45 mins.

Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

What Is The Best Way To Serve Beef Stew?

I love to serve it over freshly cooked rice. Although it has potatoes in it, my family loves to add Garlic Butter Rice and homemade fresh Italian Bread.

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Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

This stew is made with tender chunks of beef, carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms that are slow-cooked in an amazingly delicious red wine sauce.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 lb beef chuck diced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups red wine (a good quality one you would drink)
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 lb russet potatoes diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary

Instructions

  • Dredge the beef chunks in flour, salt, and pepper. Shake off any excess.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat two tbsp olive oil and brown the beef chunks. Do it in batches as not to over-crowd the meat, or it will stew. We want it brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • To the same Duthc oven, add two cups of red wine, scraping the bottom to pick up all the stuck bits and pieces of beef. Bring to a boil, add the mushrooms, and simmer for 10 mins. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • While the mushrooms are simmering, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the sliced carrots, onions, and minced garlic in ½ tbs of olive oil until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the tomato paste, cook for one more minute and add this mixture to the mushrooms and wine.
  • Return the brown beef chunks to the Dutch oven, and add the herbs, beef broth, diced potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bake the stew (with the lid on) for 1 hour and 45 mins.

Notes

  • Make sure not to over-crowd the pot when browning the beef. Do it in batches to make sure all the pieces are browned properly.
  • Before browning the beef, shake off the excess flour.
  • Always check the seasoning before serving, and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Try cutting the veggies roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g

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