Simmer Down! Beef and Veggie Stew
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium carrots, thickly sliced
  • 2 lbs stewing beef
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 3-4 cups unsalted beef broth
  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Begin by placing two tablespoons of olive oil in frying pan and heat over
  2. medium heat. Drop stewing beef into bag or Tupperware container, add flour and salt and pepper. Seal and shake inside container until beef is evenly coated with flour. In small batches, quickly fry flour-coated beef until just browned. Remove browned beef to plate and allow to rest. Continue process until you have browned all the beef cubes. Scrape up any bits stuck to the frying pan, add a bit more olive oil and then add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are just translucent. Transfer onion and garlic mixture to stock pot, heated over medium heat. Add browned beef (including any liquid that had rested on bottom of plate), and just enough beef broth to cover the cubes about half way up. Continue to heat over medium-high heat until broth begins to form a gravy like appearance. Add half of the remaining broth, and veggies (already cut and prepared!). Stir, and then top off broth until it just covers all the ingredients. Add water, if necessary. Throw in spices, and stir.
  3. Bring stew to boil, and then reduce to low and allow to simmer uncovered until broth thickens (approximately 1.5 hours). Serve with a hearty slice of fresh baked bread.
Recipe by My Wife's Muffin at http://mywifesmuffin.ca/2015/01/simmer-down-beef-and-veggie-stew.html