Monday, May 02, 2011

Perfect Beef Stew

One of my favorite new recipes from our Lenten meal plan: perfect beef stew. I adapted a whole slew of recipes and we absolutely loved the result!


* 1 lb beef chuck, cubed
* 6 tablespoons whole wheat flour
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 3 tablespoon butter
* 1 onion, diced
* 3 cloves garlic, crushed
* 4 cups water
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/2 teaspoon oregano
* 2 bay leaves
* 3 carrots, cubed
* 2 stalks celery, sliced
* 4 small-medium potatoes, cubed


1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a bag. Dredge beef cubes in the flour mixture. Brown beef with onion and garlic in a medium stock pot.

2. Add water, Worcestershire, oregano, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour.

3. Add carrots, celery, and potatoes. Simmer until soft (about one more hour)


Sara in Seattle said...

thank you so much! Since my little guy was diagnosed with a ton of allergies I've been really stale in my meal plans, but I can easily substitute margarine for butter in this one (he's dairy-allergic) and have a new recipe! Thanks!

Jen said...

Looks awesome! I have yet to find a stew recipe I like that doesn't call for a tomato base. We'll be trying this one!