With the change of the season upon us, nothing says fall like a big bowl of beef stew.
This recipe is super easy and the stew ends up with a thick sauce that has a
deep rich flavor. Make sure you serve it with a chunk of good bread so none of that
awesome sauce goes to waste.
It's really close to "Sunday Night Stew" from The Pioneer Woman but instead of
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter
2.5 lbs chuck roast
1 large onion, cut into chunks
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 oz tomato paste
4 cups beef broth
Several dashes of Worcestershire
3 large carrots, cut into chunks
3 potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
Cut roast in to 2 inch chunks; salt and pepper meat. Heat olive oil in a large pot; add butter to melt then immediately add meat to brown the outside. You will probably need to do this in batches. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add onion and garlic to the same pot and saute a couple of minutes, stirring to pick up brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in tomato paste and cook 2 more minutes. Stir in beef broth, Worcestershire and browned beef; cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots and simmer covered 30 minutes; add potatoes and simmer until potatoes are tender. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed.
Labels: comfort food, lunch, main dish, one pot meals, stew, supper