Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 2 hrs | Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins | Yield: 8 Servings
This amazing Beef Stew is the best! You need to taste the awesome flavours of this luscious dish. Try it now!
6 ounces bacon chopped into 1/4″ strips
2 tablespoons olive oil to sauté
2 pounds beef stew meat (or beef chuck cut into 1″ pieces)
2 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground, divided
1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 c good dry red wine
1 pound mushrooms thickly sliced
4 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2″ thick pieces
1 medium yellow onion diced
4 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups low sodium beef broth or beef stock
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound small potatoes new potatoes, or fingerling, halved or quartered
Step 1: Place an oven-proof pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Add the bacon and cook until greasy and brown. Remove the crispy bacon from the pot to a bowl.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, add the beef and season it with salt and pepper, then add 1/4 cup of flour. Toss until well coated.
Step 4: Add the coated beef into the pot with the bacon grease and cook for 3 minutes or each side until brown, then move the beef into the bowl with the cooked bacon.
Step 5: In the same pot, add 2 cups of wine and allow it to boil. Make sure to scrape the bottom to get the brown bits.
Step 6: Add the mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Place a large non-stick skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 8: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 9: Add the onion, garlic, and carrots. Sauté for about 4 minutes or until translucent and aromatic.
Step 10: Add the tomato paste and sauté for 1 more minute.
Step 11: Move everything into the pot.
Step 12: Add 2 bay leaves, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir until just mixed.
Step 13: Put the bacon and beef into the pot as well as the potatoes.
Step 14: Cover the pot and place it inside the oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Step 15: Serve and enjoy!
Calories 365 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g15% | Saturated Fat 2g13% | Cholesterol 70mg23% | Sodium 1479mg64% | Potassium 1194mg34% | Carbohydrates 21g7% | Fiber 3g13% | Sugar 3g3% | Protein 35g70% | Vitamin A 5125IU103% | Vitamin C 16.1mg20% | Calcium 48mg5% | Iron 3.6mg20%
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