Monday, October 7, 2013

Beef Stew: My Favorite Dinner!!!!

Doesn't that BEEF STEW look amazing? This is one of my favorite meals, not only because it is easy to make, but because it is super tasty and there are always tons of left overs.

To make this recipe you need:
2 lbs beef stew meat
3 tablespoons flour (I use King Arthur's for everything I do, but any gluten free flour will do)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme or marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black peper
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
4 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks (i love the potatoes so much so i use more than  potatoes)
1 large onion, cut into chunks
2 celery ribs, cut into 1 inch pieces

-coat beef with flour- put flour into a zip lock bag with beef and shake until coated
-heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch Oven on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the beef, brown on all sides. Repeat with the remaining beef.
-stir in seasonings and beef broth, bring to boil, reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
-stir in vegetables and cover
-simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender
-add additional water as necessary.

This meal is better the longer it sits, the earlier you make it the better it is.


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