Spring Stew Recipe

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


Submitted by knolin

Makes 8 servings



Made with either lamb or beef plus asparagus and peas.

Recipe Ingredients for Spring Stew

1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 lbs. 1" cubed shoulder of beef or lamb
3 tbs. olive oil
2 Yellow Onion
5 cloves garlic
3 tbsp,+leaves thyme
2 lbs. potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 lbs. baby carrots
24 oz. Beer
2 cups chicken or beef broth, or half and half
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut on the bias 2 1/2 inches long
10 oz frozen peas

Recipe Directions for Spring Stew

  1. Brown the meat. Season the flour with the salt and pepper and combine thoroughly on a plate. Toss the meat onto the plate, a few pieces at a time to coat, shake off any excess and place on a plate. When you have dredged half of the meat heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a 4 quart Dutch oven. Sear half of the meat on all sides until golden brown. Remove the seared meat and reserve on a plate. Repeat with the remaining meat.

  2. Brown the Vegetables. Add all of the meat back to the pot. Add the onions, garlic, and thyme to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add the Liquid. Add the Guinness, and let it reduce by half, then add the stock. Bring to a boil and cover. Lower the heat to a simmer and braise the stew for 1 hour -1 1/2 hours.

  4. Add the Vegetable Garnish. The meat should be tender but not falling apart. The juices should be thickened. Add the potatoes and simmer for about 15 more minutes, covered, until the potatoes feel tender when pierced with a knife. Add the prepared asparagus and peas and cook uncovered for 3-5 minutes until the asparagus are tender and retain their bright green color. Remove the thyme sprigs.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 518.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
504
Calories from Fat
134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.9g
23%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Sodium
457mg
19%
Potassium
1152mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
38.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
8.1g
32%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
48.2g
Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 10% Iron 42%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
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