Beef Stew

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Beef stew is a cold weather essential. It is an ultra-comforting stew that will warm the cockles of your family's heart.
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Kg. beef chuck stew meat, cubed into 2.5 cm pieces
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried or fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Half Kg. baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


Step 1
In a large dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add beef and cook until seared on all sides, (10 minutes), working in batches if necessary. Transfer beef to a plate. 
Step 2
In the same pot, cook onion, carrots, and celery until soft, (5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook until garlic is fragrant and tomato paste has darkened, (2 minutes).
Step 3
Add beef back to dutch oven then add broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and bay leaves. 

Step 4
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer until beef is tender, 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 5

Add potatoes and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, (15 minutes). 

Step 6

Remove bay leaves. Stir in peas and cook until warmed through, (2 minutes). Season stew to taste with salt and pepper, then ladle into serving bowls and garnish with parsley.