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Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

Looking for an easy Hearty Beef Stew recipe? Learn how to make Hearty Beef Stew using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ricknesta1

Makes 8 servings



Prep = 25 min; Cook = 90 min I know it's a departure for The Scramble, but once in a while it's fun to make a rich, slow-cooking stew. If weekdays are too hectic, you can make this easy recipe on the weekend and enjoy it during the busy week. Or, put it in your slow-cooker in the morning and have it when you get home in the evening (see slow-cooker directions below). Serve it with whole grain bread.

Recipe Ingredients for Hearty Beef Stew

1 lbs. beef chuck, 1-inch cubes
1 cup flour
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 yellow or white onion, diced
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1 oz. tomato sauce
1 cup red wine, (or use tomato juice with a splash of balsamic vinegar)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

Recipe Directions for Hearty Beef Stew

  1. Dredge the meat in the flour and reserve 1 Tbsp. of the flour.

  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large stockpot and

  3. brown the meat in a single layer, flipping it once or twice, until it is almost cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Reduce the heat if it is getting too brown.

  4. Remove the meat from the pan and add the onions and 1 Tbsp. flour.

  5. Sauté the onions for about 5 minutes until they

  6. begin to brown.

  7. Return the meat to the pot and add the broth, tomato sauce, wine or juice, Worcestershire and thyme.

  8. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover it. Simmer it for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  9. Add the carrots and potatoes and cover and simmer the stew for 45 minutes more, until the meat and vegetables are tender.

  10. Serve it right away or refrigerate it until you are ready to serve it, or let it cool and freeze it for up to 3 months.

  11. Slow-Cooker Directions: Place the carrots and potatoes in the Crock-Pot or slow-cooker. Dredge the meat in the flour and reserve 1 Tbsp. of the flour. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet and brown the meat in a single layer, flipping it once or twice. Remove the meat from the pan and add it to the slow-cooker on top of the vegetables.

  12. Add the onions and 1 Tbsp. flour to the skillet. Sauté it for about 5 minutes until the onions start to brown. Remove the onions from the pan and add them to the slow-cooker on top of the meat and vegetables. Add 2 cups broth or 1 cup broth and 1 cup water (rather than 1 cup broth above), tomato sauce, wine or juice, Worcestershire and thyme to the skillet and warm through while scraping up brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the mixture over the meat and vegetables. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on low setting, or 4-5 hours on high. Add extra broth or water during cooking if it looks too thick.

  13. Scramble Flavor Booster: Season the stew with salt and black pepper, and serve it with hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco.

  14. SERVE WITH WHOLE GRAIN BREAD

  15. Serve it with a loaf of whole grain bread.

  16. Nutritional Information per serving (% based upon daily values):

  17. Calories: 300; Total Fat: 20g, 31%; Saturated Fat: 7g, 35%; Cholesterol: 60mg, 20%; Sodium: 250mg, 10%; Total

  18. Carbohydrate: 9g, 3%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 8%; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 18g

  19. Nutritional Information per serving with side dish (% based upon daily values) 1 slice bread:

  20. Calories: 410; Total Fat: 22g, 34%; Saturated Fat: 7g, 35%; Cholesterol: 60mg, 20%; Sodium: 430mg, 18%; Total

  21. Carbohydrate: 29g, 10%; Dietary Fiber: 5g, 20%; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 22g

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 188.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
238
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
186mg
8%
Potassium
483mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
19.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
20.3g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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