Old time Beef Stew with Vegetables


Old time beef stew 1I’m pretty sure that every cook or every person who loves cooking like me always has a favorite recipe for the Old time Beef Stew with Vegetables. Some changes, substitutions, transformations…, maybe our recipes are a little bit different, but in common, we all love this beautiful and flavorful beef stew. Who doesn’t love a windy winter day, sitting around the table, having dinner with family and enjoying a full bowl of hot beef stew with bread or a bed of rice?

So today, I wanna share with all of you how I make my basic beef stew, I hope you guys enjoy  the post and it’d be even better if you will let me know how you make it, in your way, with your creativity and talent 😉 I’m really looking forward to seeing different ways to make this stunning stew and also your opinions about mine ^^

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Ingredients (serves: 4)

400 grams stew beef or chuck roast, cubed

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

3 medium carrots, peeled and cubed

1 onion, thinly sliced

3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped

2 tbs ketchup

1l fresh water

150 grams frozen peas

60 grams unsalted butter

5 tbs all-purpose flour

Salt, pepper

Method: 

1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Lightly coat the beef with the flour mixture. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat, melt half of the butter and brown the meat all sides. Transfer meat to a bowl and set aside.

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2. Meanwhile, heat a pot over medium high heat, melt the remaining butter and add the onions and garlic, constantly stir until the onions are soft, translucent and the garlic turns lightly brown.

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3. Add the chopped tomatoes, continue stirring for 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and easy to smash. Add the ketchup, gently stir until combined.

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4. Pour in the water, return the beef to the pot, bring to a boil then reduce the heat, simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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5. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot, continue simmering in another 20 minutes.

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6. Finally, add the frozen peas, simmer for 1-1,5 hours until the beef are tender and the vegetables are soft, the soup should be thickened by now. Turn off the heat and serve.

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Bon appetit,

Love, Trang Quynh

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4 comments

  1. Saskia (1=2) · January 30, 2013

    Looks beautiful Trang! I love a good stew. Ours is pretty similar, although I like to add a splash of guinness ale and some mushrooms.

    • trangquynh · January 30, 2013

      Guinness and mushrooms sound great, maybe next time I will try your version, anw thank you for your kind comment 😉

  2. petit4chocolatier · February 1, 2013

    Hearty and delicious!

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