What’s For Dinner…Beef Stew

2 Aug

There’s nothing like a bowl of my beef stew and hot buttered biscuits to get a big smile on my husband’s face.

My Beef Stew Recipe 

2 tablespoons oil

1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces

1/4 cup flour

1 large onion, chopped

1 -2 stalks celery, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

3 cups beef broth

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

1 bay leaf

1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 – 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

 

1.  In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. 

2.  Season the beef pieces with salt and pepper and then toss in the flour to coat.    (I like to add a little extra flour to the pot to help thicken the stew while it’s cooking). 

3.  Add the beef to the hot oil and cook until browned on all sides, about 6 – 8 minutes. 

4.  Add the onions, celery and garlic and continue cooking until the vegetables are wilted, about 6 minutes.    Season with salt and pepper. 

5.  Stir in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.   Add the potatoes, carrots and bay leaf and bring to a boil.   Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1 /2 – 2 hours or until the beef is very tender.   Stir occasionally. 

6.  Remove bay leaf and add more salt and pepper, if needed.  

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