Savory Beef Stew…A Delicious and Hearty Winter Meal!

By Jodee Weiland

When the temperatures are extremely cold to below zero and the wind chill is below zero as well, it’s time to make Savory Beef Stew…A Delicious and Hearty Winter Meal!

http://learnfromyesterday.comBeef stew is always welcome in our family when the days are cold outside, and we need a hearty meal that will take the chill off our bones. This recipe for beef stew is cooked slowly in the crock pot for six to eight hours, is definitely full of delicious flavor, and is easily one of the best meals to prepare on a cold winter’s day.

http://learnfromyesterday.comFull of fresh cut vegetables and cubed Angus Beef seasoned to perfection, this dish fills your home with an enticing aroma as it cooks and when done, it gives you a meal that satisfies your taste buds with rich savory flavors. Be sure to use lean cuts of meat for a healthier beef stew because it would be a waste of all those fresh ingredients if your beef choice is not up to par. Whenever I cook a meal, I always look for the leanest meat or poultry portions I can find. Healthy living is important and quite feasible, if you are willing to look for leaner meat choices.

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Savory Beef Stew…A Delicious and Hearty Winter Meal!

3 to 4 pounds of cubed Angus beef
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cups peeled carrots quartered
3 to 4 cups peeled potatoes cubed
2 medium onions sliced
3 to 4 garlic cloves chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

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Clean and cut the vegetables and layer them on the bottom of your crock pot as follows: carrots, potatoes, onions, and finally, the garlic on top. Then sprinkle over the top of this with the sugar, paprika, basil, thyme, and last of all, put the two bay leaves on top.

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Heat the olive oil in a pan on the stove. Now put half the beef in a plastic bag and half the flour with it. Shake the bag coating well all the beef with flour. Add in the last of the beef and flour, and then shake the bag again mixing it until all the beef is evenly coated.  When done, put the beef in the pan with the heated oil and turn the beef cubes until evenly browned. You are not cooking the beef, but simply browning it. Drain off excess fat and oil as you transfer the beef to the crock pot with a slotted spoon.

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Blend together the crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, and the Worcestershire sauce. Pour this mixture over the top of everything. Then cover your crock pot and set it to 6 to 8 hours to cook.

http://learnfromyesterday.comAt the end of that time, you will have a Savory Beef Stew…A Delicious and Hearty Winter Meal to serve to your family and/or guests! The wonderful aromas in your home from the hours of slowly cooking will have everyone ready to eat. This beef stew goes well with a crusty loaf of rosemary olive bread and a glass of red wine. Everything you need is in the beef stew itself, meat and vegetables. We love this beef stew and look forward to this delicious and hearty meal, especially on those cold winter days. If we have enough leftovers, we like to freeze what’s left for another meal or simply reheat it the next day. The amount of ingredients we used in this recipe makes enough to serve 6 to 8 people easily depending on the type of eaters at your table. I know you will be glad you made this recipe, so go ahead and enjoy!

23 thoughts on “Savory Beef Stew…A Delicious and Hearty Winter Meal!

    • Thanks! It was delicious and definitely perfect for the weather we’ve been having in the Midwest. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thank you! It is great on these cold winter days we have all been having, especially here in the Midwest. Sorry to hear the snow has hit you as well. I hope it doesn’t do any damage to plants and things out there. NC is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by to chat!

    • Thanks, MJ! During the cold winter months, this stew is truly comfort food because it’s delicious and hearty…just what we need these days in the Midwest right now. Thanks for stopping by, so we could chat!

    • Yes, this recipe is true comfort food and so delicious! If you decide to make it, you won’t regret it for a second. Thank you for coming by!

    • Thank You, Kevin! Stew is perfect for cold winter days, and this stew is full of flavor and delicious. Cooking it in the crock pot is easy and tantalizes you all day long with the wonderful aromas. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Thanks! It is a great meal for those cold winter days…it’s delicious! It’s hearty and fills the house with great aromas as it cooks, Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thanks, Karen! My husband is a huge fan as well, and he loves this recipe. I hope you and your husband both enjoy this recipe. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

    • Thank you! This dish is absolutely delicious and got rave reviews from family and friends. What I love most is that you cook it in a crock pot and as you do, the whole house fills with the wonderful aroma of the beef stew. Thanks for stopping by to chat!

    • Thank you! It definitely was a good hearty stew with a delicious flavor. Thank you for hosting SNF. I really enjoy sharing my recipes there. Thanks for stopping by to chat!

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    • Thanks! It is definitely delicious. I love the aromas throughout the house whenever I cook it! Thanks for stopping by to chat!

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