This beef stew is chock full of meat and vegetables in a deep flavorful gravy!
Winter time calls for some comfort food and stew is one of them! This stew is delicious and I am sure you will want to make it again and again. I sure do! It is hearty and satisfying and can even be made for picky eaters!
One thing I like about beef stew is you can throw any vegetables in that you enjoy. Don’t like green beans use peas, want to be a bit more healthy use sweet potatoes instead of white, and add it all if you want. It can be customize just for your family! I like recipes like that. Sometimes cooking can be hard when you want to eat healthy but not every one is on board. Start with small changes and then gradually add more and your family will enjoy those good for you meals. This recipe is a great place to start with lots of meat ( for your husband ) and veggies you can get it all done in one pan. Unless of course you make some rolls to go on the side! This recipe can be made in the slow cooker or Dutch oven on what your prefer.
Enjoy this beef stew on a cold winter night with a fire going and with your beloved family!
Easy Beef Stew
Note: If you want to do this in the slow cooker. sear the meat according to recipe and dump everything in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
2 1/2 pound beef stew meat
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon steak seasoning
1/4 cup unbleached flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic clove, minced
1 cup diced red potatoes
1 large carrot, diced
1 onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 pound of green beans, trimmed and in half
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon worchestershire sause
1/2 cup beef broth, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
- Season the meat with salt and steak seasoning and toss around in the flour. Working in batches sear the meat in a dutch oven on medium high heat with the olive oil.
- Place the meat to the side and add the garlic scraping up the brown bits as you go for about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste and then ketchup, barbecue sauce. Stir to combine.
- Dump in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. transfer to the oven and braise for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
- Once the meat is tender. Take out of the oven and remove the bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm with some crusty bread!