Beef Stew

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Cold days called for comforting, hearty beef stew. This delicious stew is made in the slow cooker with potatoes and other veggies. I absolutely enjoy this during the cold weather and is another perfect meal prep that I enjoy as a to go lunch or simply makes enough for bigger families.

Beef Stew

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 4 hour Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8

Ingredients

Toppings

Instructions

  1. Place the 1 inch chuck roast cubes in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. 

  2. Then add the flour and toss to a light coat.

  3. Take a large skillet/pan, add the 1 1/2 tablespoon of avocado oil, and heat on medium high. 

  4. Add the cubes of beef and sear all sides of the beef; 5 - 8 minutes. Make sure you are constantly turning over every couple minutes for an even sear. 

  5. Once brown on all sides, transfer the seared beef to a clean plate.

  6. In the same skillet/pan, add the other 1 1/2 tablespoon of avocado oil and heat on medium-high heat. 

  7. Next add the chopped onions and celery; sauté until translucent, about 7 minutes.

  8. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.

  9. Pour in the red wine and tomato paste. Scrape any brown bits and let it simmer for 3 minutes. 

  10. Set the crockpot on high.

  11. Transfer the sautéed vegetables and any sauce from the skillet/pan to the crockpot. 

  12. Then add the plate of seared beef and any juices. 

  13. Next add the chopped potatoes, carrots, bay leaves, sprig of thyme, frozen peas, Worcestershire sauce, and 3 cups beef broth; stir to roughly combine.

  14. Cover and cook high for 4 hours, until the beef is cooked through and fall-apart tender. 
    Remember to remove the two bay leaves and stems of thyme before serving. 

  15. Taste and add additional salt or pepper as desired; serve hot, sprinkled with fresh parsley.

  16. For thicker sauce; take 1 tablespoon of cornstarch/flour and 1 tablespoon of water and whisk in a small bowl. Then slowly pour in the sauce and mix well. Continue this process until your desired consistency.

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