Now with winter in tow we begin to crave warm comfort foods, like Beef stew. This recipe is one from my mothers side and is beloved by many. This recipe can be adapted based on what you like and how many servings you wish to make. This recipe takes 2 and a half hours to make.
2 pounds of Beef Round Steak
3 Tablespoons of salted butter
2 Tablespoons of Flour
2 cups of water
14 Ounces of Beef Broth
8 Ounces of canned Tomato Sauce
1 Cup of Red Wine (The alcohol cooks out)
2 Teaspoons Thyme
2 sprigs of Rosemary
6 large potatoes
8 Celery Stocks
2 large Onions
10 Button Mushrooms
2 cloves of Garlic
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
Crunchy Bacon bits
You’re going to need a Dutch oven. Other methods can be used such as a slow cooker, however, It is preferably done in a Dutch oven.
In a Dutch oven you put the cube cut steak pieces in along with the salted butter and optionally a dash of pepper.
When the Beef has browned add 2 cups of water and the Flour and stir until well combined.
Once the flour has been well combined you should add the Broth, Worcestershire sauce, Red Wine, and Tomato Sauce. Stir for a moment and then cover it and simmer for 1 hour. Periodically stir the ingredients to prevent burning and to evenly cook.
After it has simmered the flavors are well incorporated which means that you must add the rest of the ingredients.
The Potatoes should be peeled and diced into bite-sized cubes.
The Carrots, Celery, and Onions should be diced into even sizes.
The Mushrooms are to be sliced, and the Garlic is to be pressed.
The Rosemary is to be added whole.
When added it must then simmer for 1 and a half hours, periodically stir the ingredients to prevent burning and to evenly cook.
When the time is up you must remove the Rosemary stem.
You can serve as it is or add any of the optional ingredients that were mentioned in the list above.
Parsley, Bacon bits, and or shredded cheese are all wonderful to serve on top.
A perfect side for this dish would be rolls of warm crusty bread that can soak up the juice of the stew or just eaten with a dash of butter.
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