Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 5

    lb bonesless beef chuck (not lean) cut into 2" chunks

  • 3

    tbsp olive oil

  • 3

    carrots, quartered

  • 3

    celery ribs quartered

  • 2

    med onions, quartered

  • 1

    head garlic, halved crosswise

  • 3

    tbsp tomato paste

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1

    bottle dry red wine

  • 2

    turkish bay leaves or 1 california

  • 2

    thyme sprigs

  • 3

    cups reduced sodium beef broth

  • 3

    cups water

  • For Potatoes and Carrots

  • lb small white boiling potatoes

  • lb carrots

Directions

Braise Beef Preheat oven to 350 with rack in middle Pat beef dry and season with 2 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Heat oil in pot over med high heat; brown meat without crowding, in 3 batches turning about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer to platter Reduce heat to med, then add carrots, celery, onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until well browned, about 12 minutes Push vegetables to one side of pot. Add tomato paste to cleared area and cook paste, stirring, 2 minutes, then stir into vegetables Add vinegar and cook, stirring, 2 minutes Stir in wine, bay leaves, and thyme and boil until wine is reduced by about two thirds, 10 - 12 minutes Add broth to pot along with water, beef and any juices from platter and bring to a simmer. Cover and braise in oven until meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours Set a large colander in a large bowl. Pour stew into colander Return pieces of meat to pot, then discard remaining solids. Let cooking liquid stand 10 minutes, then skim off fat. Return cooking liquid to pot and bring to simmer Cook Potatoes and Carrots While beef braises, peel potatoes and cut into 1/2 " wide wedges. Slice carrots diagonally (1") Add potatoes and carrots to stew (ensure they are submerged) and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 40 minutes


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