Friday, February 17, 2012

My Own Beef Stew

11/2 lbs stew meat
3 cups beef broth
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 med potatoes, cut in bite size chunks
1 lg carrot, sliced
1 lg stalk celery, chopped
1 can (15.25 oz) corn, undrained
Extra virgin olive oil

Place meat in large bowl with wine, 2 cups broth, garlic and seasonings.  Cover and marinate in refrigerator overnight.
Place flour in a quart size zip close baggie.  Transfer meat to baggie, retaining marinade, close and shake to coat. 
Pour oil in large pot (just to cover bottom) over high to med-high heat.  Brown meat in small batches, adding more oil when necessary.   Set meat aside.
Add marinade to pot, scraping bits from the bottom.  Add 1 cup broth and 1/2 cup water, replace meat in pot, cover, and simmer on med-low heat for 45 mins to 1 hr. 
Add vegetables and simmer, covered, until potatoes are fork tender.
Serve with sweet cornbread muffins.

*I used a Cabernet Sauvignon, but any dry, red wine will do.  The stew retains some of the wine flavor.  If this is undesirable, replace some or all with more broth.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! Beef stew and biscuits was my favorite meal when I was growing up. Now my mother has passed away and I CAN"T make it taste as good as hers...