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Hearty Beef StewHearty Beef Stew


Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 60 min
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound boneless round steak or stew meat (see above) cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium-sized onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
16 medium-sized mushrooms, quartered (8 ounces)
1 large carrot, sliced diagonally into chunks
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 24-ounce can of tomatoes (preferably no-salt added), with the liquid
½ to 1 cup water or beef broth
½ cup wine or beef broth
½ teaspoon dried or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, salt or salt substitute
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley



Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook about 5 minutes, browning well on all sides. Remove meat from pan. Add onion to the pan and sauté for about 2 minutes, then add mushrooms, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Return the beef to the pan. Stir in the tomatoes, ½ cup water, wine and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 45—60 minutes or until the beef is tender. Stir in the vinegar and add more water, if needed. Garnish stew with chopped parsley and serve with creamy polenta.


Nutrition at a Glance (per serving)
Calories: 230
Total fat: 7g
Saturated fat: 2g
Total carbohydrate: 14g
Dietary fiber: 3g
Protein: 29g

 
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