What’s Cookin? Tuesdays Are Stews Days 11/13: Winter Beef Stew

Why Stews Days on Tuesdays? No reason, other than because it rhymes. Every Tuesday, look for a new stew recipe. Same place, same time.

What is it about a hearty stew that makes you feel better, especially on a cold day? For me, it’s a comfort food memory from when I was little. What about for you?

Oh, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Preparation:

In a Dutch oven, cook meat and chopped onion in oil over medium-high heat until meat is browned on all sides. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add the potatoes, carrots, quartered onions and mushrooms.

In a small bowl, combine the broth, apple juice, tomato paste, parsley, bay leaves, salt, thyme and pepper. Pour over meat.

Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours. Stir. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes longer or until stew reaches desired thickness. Discard bay leaves; sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 6 servings.

Source: TasteOfHome

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