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Homemade Beef Stew

January 22, 2009

Before I head out of the country, I thought I’d post a quick recipe to hold everyone over until I return. This Homemade Beef Stew is a hearty meal that is sure to warm you up during these cold days we’ve been having. This recipe is also one of my recipes from my cookbook: The Florida Chef: Flavorful Seasons.

Homemade Beef Stew

Yield 4 Servings
Ingredients

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1½-inch cubes and patted dry
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 medium Florida onion, chopped
2 medium Florida tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon fresh Florida thyme leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried
6 Florida carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 medium Florida potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
¼ cup minced Florida parsley leaves

Preparation
In large bowl, toss beef cubes with flour, salt and pepper. Warm 1 tablespoon oil in large, heavy saucepan. Add half of the meat in a single layer without crowding the pan. Brown on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove beef and transfer to a bowl. Add ¼ cup of the broth to pot and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping loose any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Transfer cooking liquid to bowl with meat. Repeat cooking procedure with another 1 tablespoon oil and remaining meat.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pot over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return reserved beef and juices to the pan. Add remaining broth, tomatoes and thyme. If necessary, add water to cover. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 1 hour.

Add carrots and potatoes to pan. Let simmer, covered, 45 minutes or until beef is very tender and vegetables are cooked through. Add water, if needed, to bring stew to desired consistency. Serve hot with biscuits and garnish with parsley.

Nutritional Information:

One serving contains the following: Calories 592; Total Fat 31g; Cholesterol 141mg; Sodium 173mg; Total Carbohydrates 27g; Protein 50g. Good source of Vitamin A.

TIP: Try to buy the leanest cut of beef to make lighter.

Homemade Beef Stew

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One Comment leave one →
  1. limeandlemon permalink
    January 22, 2009 11:01 am

    this looks really Delicious ,, Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

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