Stick-to-your-ribs Beef Stew - A Comfort FoodFrom momma6cats 7 years ago
- 2 1/1 lbs beef for stewing , cut into cubes (usually comes that way) shopping list
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour shopping list
- salt and pepper to taste shopping list
- paprika shopping list
- 1/3 cup canola oil shopping list
- 1 large onion , chopped shopping list
- 1 clove garlic. minced shopping list
- 3 cups water ( I use low sodium beef stock instead and 2 cups water as well ) shopping list
- 4 beef bouillon cubes ( if you use he beef stock, you can wither cut these out or use to taste - lower sodium that way ) shopping list
- 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce ( I use gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet - this depends on how you want the gravy to be... ) shopping list
- 5 medium potatoes, cut in chunks shopping list
- 16 ounce bag of carrots, cut in chunks shopping list
- 3 stalks celery, cut in chunks or med dice ( you can also add mixed frozen veggies or frozen peas or whatever floats your boat ) shopping list
How to make it
- mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika together. In small batches, coat stew beef with flour mixture. Set aside. Reserve leftover flour mixture.
- In 6 qt Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Brown meat all over ( does not need to be cooked through ) a few pieces at a time. Remove and set aside. When all the meat is browned, add garlic and onions to the pan drippings; cook 3 minutes, stirring until onion is almost tender. Gradually add water ( or stock ),bouillon and worcestershire, stirring. Add the meat and heat to boiling. Add the potatoes and carrots and cover. Simmer about 2 1/2 hours. Add celery and cover. Simmer another 20 minutes or so...If you are using frozen peas/veggies, add and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.
- Here, I add water to the reserved flour, stir until it is lump free then add to thicken the gravy.
- I also add mushrooms...I substitute rough cut (quartered) onions for the
- diced and also baby carrots instead of regular...
- Flavor to your taste...it is something you can experiment with and I serve over egg noodles or with a nice crusty bread and butter or what ever you like...
- Have fun!
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