Beef and Vegetable Stew

There is absolutely nothing like a hearty, homemade beef stew on a cold winter day. This is a tasty dish that will warm you up and doesn’t take too long to cook. And it will make your kitchen smell delicious. Serve alone or with freshly baked gluten-free, vegan bread.

Ingredients

1/2 white onion, minced

3 large carrots, peeled and sliced

2 large russet potatoes, washed, peeled, diced

1 handful peas, fresh or frozen

Thyme, parsley, salt and pepper, to taste

About 5 cups beef broth (or gravy mixture)

Beef (pre-cooked or raw stew cuts)

Directions

1. Add the onion to olive oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Saute until soft

2. Add the carrots, potatoes and peas, sauteing for about two minutes. Then add some spices to season.

3. Add the beef broth or gravy mixture. If using thin broth, reserve about a cup and add gluten-free flour, mix until thick and add to the pot. Bring to a boil. Let simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, the star of the show: beef. You can use a pre-cooked roast beef (like from Costco); just trim the fat and add to the pot near the end because you don’t want to overcook it. Or, if you’re more of a DIY-person, buy a pound of stew beef at the store. Brown in a large pan while the vegetables are sauteing, then add to the pot with the broth and make sure you let it simmer until the beef is fully cooked, at least 30 minutes, checking to make sure.

5. When the vegetables are tender and the beef (if raw) is fully cooked, add last minute seasonings to taste, and enjoy!

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Categories: Main dish, Meat, Season: Winter, Soup

Author:rsedlak1

Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.

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