Hearty Beef Stew
Don't look any further for comfort because this recipe will warm your heart, body, and soul!
When my family asks what's for dinner, and the answer is "My Beef Stew"... eyes widen, bellies grumble, and everyone makes sure to be on time for dinner!
This recipe has been adapted over the years, because I am all about consistency of my stew, tenderness of my beef, and perfecting the flavor of everything in between.
Don't forget the bread here because everyone will want to clean out their bowls!
1 1/2 Lbs. Top Round Beef cubes
2 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Cup All-purpose Flour
1 Whole Onion chopped
1/2 Cup Carrots chopped
4 Large Potatoes chopped
1Tbsp Garlic chips
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Chives
1 Tbsp Parsley finely chopped
½ Cup white cooking Wine
2 Boxes Chicken Broth
1 Large Jar Tutto Rosso Sauce
3 Tbsp Gravy Master
Pam cooking spray
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Semolina bread
In a large mixing bowl add salt, pepper and flour to the beef cubes. Mix well
Chop onion, carrots, and potatoes into cubes. Set aside
Spray a large saucepan with Pam cooking spray to avoid the flour sticking
On medium heat, add ½ cup olive oil, garlic chips, garlic powder, and chives. Mix well and cook for 1 min
Add ½ Cup white cooking wine and simmer for 45 seconds
Add coated Beef cubes to the large saucepan. Mix well to incorporate all the oil and seasonings in the pan. Mix for approx. 2-3 minutes until beef cubes begin to brown slightly
Add 2 large boxes (64 oz) of Chicken stock. Mix well
Add 1 large can of Tutto Rosso Tomato Sauce. Mix well
Add 2 Tbsp Grave Master (thickening agent). Mix well. Cook for 15 minutes
Add Chopped Vegetables and finely chopped parsley. Mix well and cover
Cook stew for 2 Hours mixing in between (every 15-20 minutes)
While the stew cooks, prep your dipping bread. Slice Semolina bread or your bread of choice. Lay on a parchment paper lined tray and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden and crunchy
Ladle the Hearty Beef Stew into a bowl with a side of crunchy bread for dipping and serve your family some love!
* My husband loves white rice as a base for this stew! Simply boil or microwave the rice. scoop the rice onto the bottom of the plate or wide bowl and then simply ladle the beef stew on top of the rice!
* Not a slow cooker recipe, inorder for this stew to thicken, it needs to be cooked in a large pot.
* If you are using tomato sauce that is somewhat watery and not thick, add 1-2 more Tbsp of flour to the stew 30 minutes into cooking.