When it comes to beef stew I’m very minimalistic…The simpler the better! You don’t need a whole lot of things going on to make a fabulous, delicious meal in one. This stew is comfort food at its finest, because sometimes something comforting is just what you need.
What You’ll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pound of beef stew meat
1/4 cup of unbleached all purpose flour (Note: If you wanted to make this gluten free you could use corn starch or tapioca flour.)
1-2 cups of frozen peas 3 large carrots, cut into roughly 1 inch chunks
1 large potato, cut into nice bite sized chunks
2-3 cups of small button or baby portabella mushrooms
4 cups of beef or mushroom broth
Preheat oven to 275 F.
In a large oven proof dutch oven sautÃ© onion in some extra virgin olive oil until just soft. Add beef and sautÃ© until browned. Add a generous pinch of sea salt, a good amount of freshly ground black pepper and stir to coat. Add vegetables and beef broth and stir to incorporate.
Place dutch oven covered into the oven for 3-4 hours, removing from time to time to stir, until veggies are tender and broth thickens. Serve immediately.
Notes: Beef stew is fabulous served with a nice piece of crusty bread. It’s definitely a fabulously hearty meal all in one!