What could be more comforting on a cold winter day in the great white north than stew? Beef Stew. I have a long list of comfort foods, and Beef Stew is for sure in the top ten. Hearty, rich, full of flavor. We like ours a little spicy. Beef Stew always brings smiles to our dinner table. This recipe makes enough for an army. Make this stew, and invite someone over after church on Sunday. Make some dinner rolls and an Apple Pie and they will think they died and went to heaven!
Now for the good stuff. One glass Merlot or Burgundy wine. FIRST you must take a sip of the wine. Heaven for bid you pour nasty wine in your beef stew! Take another sip….are you sure it’s good enough?
Toss in your carrot chunks. Add cans of tomatoes, and the remaining ingredients.
We eat our stew over noodles. If you prefer potatoes, you could make yourself some mashed taters and ladle stew over them. OR you could cut up chunks of potatoes and add them into the stew, add extra water if you are going to add potatoes. I love peas in my stew, but my kiddos think peas will kill them, so I leave them out. The sacrifices I make…let me tell ya!
Kay Heritage says
Oh, what could be better that this wonderful beef stew right now! Great post, Sheila!
I have a confession to make: I have never made a "great" beef stew. Sure I've made edible beef & veggie-ness, but never something that my family would ask for again! SO…question for ya: I don't have a dutch oven. Can I use my crock-pot-pot (it's safe for the stove top), or a covered baking dish of some kind? I know my husband would LOVE this. Maybe I'll surprise him next week once I get the details figured out
[email protected] of Hills says
YUM! This looks great. I'm going to use my new pot my husband got me for Christmas!
Strawberry Cake says
Erika, I thought I had your email but I dont' darlin" so here goes. You can do all that in a big fry pan. Brown your meat, put it in the crock pot, then do the onions, pepper, garlic in the pan you browned meat in, deglaze with wine, scraping all the good stuff off bottom of pan, then pour all that goodness over browned meat in your crockpot then add the remaining ingredients and let that stuff simmer away for 3hours or more. Hope that makes sense. You can find my email on my profile page and email me if you have more questions. Luv Ya!Sheila
I can not wait to try this! I love beef stew, hubby is not a fan – says it is too blah. This does not sound blah and I am thinking he may like this!
I never thought of serving beef stew over noodles, now I have to try it and soon! Love your thoughts on carrots, very funny!
Great recipe… I love your instructions, I totally need them! 🙂 Cant wait to try this!
I have always wanted to try beef stew. I know it’s a classic dish and probably 98% of the population has been eating it since birth, but my parents were more chili people so it was always our go to heavy meat based cold weather dish. I carried that with me to adulthood. I MUST give your stew a try. It looks SO good!!