Meal Idea Monday: Beef Stew

17 Oct

Good morning! I have a wonderful recipe to share with you for Beef Stew. I’m excited to share with you how I found it too. Today a gal named Tami linked up with us for our BBQ Meatball Recipe, so I went to her blog called Welcome To Parenthood to check it out. I think it’s awesome! Every Monday, she does what she calls “Menu Plan Monday”, and I’m loving that she’s sharing the recipes she’s finding for the week. It’s always great to see what others are making for their families. 

I looked at the rest of her recipes she has planned for the week, and one of them is from a blog called For The Love Of Cooking, and that is an awesome recipe blog. The author, Pam, is a stay at home mommy to two children who loves to cook, and wants to share that love. I’m grateful because she’s got some amazing recipes on her blog! One that caught my eye was beef stew, so that’s what we’ll feature today. It’s the perfect meal to bring someone who is recovering from surgery, just had a baby, or really for any reason!

Have a wonderful day!

BEEF STEW
From: For The Love Of Cooking (click this link for beautiful pictures!)
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb stew meat (I use lean round cut into small chunks)
  • 1 sweet yellow onion chopped into large pieces
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups of beef stock
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups diced baby red potatoes (skin on)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees (you can also use stove top or crock-pot).
2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
3. Add stew meat and onion then cook for about 5 minutes.
4. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds before adding tomatoes, seasonings and stock.
5. Cover and cook in the oven for at least 4 hours.
6. Remove pot from oven place on stove top over medium low heat.
7. Add vegetables to the stew and add more beef broth if low. Taste and re-season if needed.
8. Cover and cook for 1 – 1 1/ 2 hours.
9. If you want the stew to be thick, add a slurry of cornstarch and cold beef broth (mixing thoroughly) then pour into stew while it’s boiling, stir then reduce heat to low.
10. Serve and enjoy!
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