11.26.2013

Hearty Beef Stew {Recipe}

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Now, onto the yummy stuff...

The weather lately has made me crave all things wintry. Not only do I feel like baking up a bunch of pies, but I'm also wanting some hearty stews and soups to go with them. 

This past weekend, I knew what would be just perfect for dinner...


The ingredients you need are as follows:



1 lb stew meat
1 can chicken broth
1 can beef broth
1 can corn (juice drained)
1 can green beans (juice drained)
6-8 small red potatoes 
Flour
Olive oil
Chili powder
S&P

If you'll notice above, the potatoes aren't shown. That's because I forgot to take a picture before I got started on them. I do the potato step first.



I wash the potatoes, cut them into bite-sized pieces, put them into the pot and cover with cold water. I get them boiling and boil until they are fork tender which is approximately 10-15 minutes. This saves tons of time later when I don't have to wait for them to cook once they are in the stew.



Next, I trim the fat from the stew meat and cut any bigger pieces into bite-sized pieces. Then I put the meat into a bowl with enough flour to coat the meat. The flour acts as a thickening agent in the stew later.


Then, shake off excess flour from the meat, pour a couple of teaspoons of olive oil into the skillet and brown the meat. Once it's nice and browned, pour the can of beef broth in the skillet. I let this simmer for about 5 minutes. 


Afterwards, you'll pour the meat/broth mixture into a big pot and then pour in the can of chicken broth. (in the picture above, I know I have a huge container of chicken broth, but I didn't use that. I only use around 15 oz)


After the mixture is warm, add in the cans of corn, green beans and your potato pieces from earlier. Add salt and pepper to season.



Once the veggies are softened (approximately 20 min) I add in chili powder. As much as you'd like. Some like it spicier than others. 


Then I let it simmer for 20-30 minutes to thicken.



Serve and enjoy!! :)

I'd love to hear how you like this recipe if you try it out.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Mmm! I've been wanting beef stew so I'll be trying this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

Emily said...

Oh yumm! I've been looking for a good beef stew recipe. I think homemade dumplings would also go great in this stew. Thanks for sharing :-)

Becky Dougherty said...

Pinned to my food board. I'll be trying something like this soon! :)

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