Recipe Exchange: One tasty stew

Braised Beef Stew, prepared to serve 

Where do we prepare a tasty stew? On a stovetop? In a slowcooker? Either works, so it’s adult to us.

Prep time, including a imperative stovetop stint, is 45 minutes, give or take. Consider this time to be good spent. Browning a beef, sauteing a veggies, shortening a wine, all 3 are really critical steps. Don’t rush by any one of a them.

Onions and Carrots coarsely chopped 
Meat prepared to be browned 

Braised Beef Stew from a Recipe Exchange

3 pounds beef, cut into 2 in. cubes

kosher salt and creatively belligerent black pepper

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

2 vast yellow onions, roughly chopped

4-5 middle carrots, roughly chopped

2 cups red wine

4 sprigs uninformed thyme

3 sprigs uninformed rosemary

1 teaspoon dusty oregano

4-5 cups beef broth

Pat beef cubes dry with a paper towel. Season with kosher salt and creatively belligerent pepper. Set aside.

Over middle heat, comfortable a olive oil in a 5-6 quart Dutch oven. Once oil is hot, supplement a beef in batches. Do not throng a cubes of beef. Brown beef on all sides. Repeat until all batches of beef cubes are browned. Transfer all browned beef cubes to a platter and set aside.

Add prepared onions and carrots to a pot. Cook and stir vegetables for 6 mins over middle feverishness until a veggies are easily browned.

Red booze being reduced 

Stir in a wine, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Cook and stir ceaselessly over middle or middle high feverishness until a booze is reduced by half, about 10-12 minutes.

Once booze is reduced, lapse beef to a pot. Add gas and move to a boil. Cover and revoke to a simmer. Cook during a simmering indicate for 3-3 1/2 hours. Or, send reduction to a delayed cooker and prepare on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

An discretionary step, though one that we like, is to put a salsa and vegetables by a food mill. we consider incorporating a vegetables into a salsa in this approach adds ambience and abyss to a dish. If regulating a food mill, mislay a beef from a pot and place on a platter. Pour salsa with vegetables and spices into a food indent and grub all together. Once mixed, place salsa behind into a pot. Add beef behind into a salsa in a pot. Reheat salsa and meat, if needed.

Al Dente 3 notation pasta 

Serve over Al Dente‘s 3 notation Lemon Chive Fettuccine, crushed potatoes or any favorite pasta, rice, or egg noodles. Makes 6 inexhaustible servings.

Melanie needs good and easy recipes for tea sandwiches. She’ll be hosting a showering in June. She needs a foolproof recipe for egg salad, too.

Suggestions for Recipe Exchange can be emailed to Ellen Clifford McGuire during, or mailed to Recipe Exchange, P.O. Box 461, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. For some-more dish ideas, visit

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