Yes, another stew, but it’s winter and nothing beats a nice beef and vegetable stew! Except maybe the beef and mushroom stew, you’ll have to try both and let your taste buds decide.
My family cannot get enough of stews during the winter time and this one is so easy to throw together, keeps well in the fridge and is easy to reheat. So, here we go, on to the preparation!
Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew Ingredients
- 1 garlic clove
- 5 Medium Carrots
- 4 Medium Potatoes
- 2 Cups Grean Peas
- 500g – 600g Chuck Beef
- 4 Cups water
- 2 tsp Bone broth concentrate
- Oil for frying
- 3 Bay Leaves, Dried
- Thyme, fresh
You’ll also need an oven, vegetable peeler, a spoon for stirring, knife and cutting board, a pan for frying and a clay pot (for the best results) for cooking.
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Peel both the potatoes and carrots, cut them into 4cm chunks
- Cut the chuck steak into bite sized chunks
- In a pan, heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium to high heat
- Once the oil is warm, place all of the beef into the pan and fry till slightly brown
- Turn off the heat and put the beef into the clay pot. Try to keep the oil in the pan.
- Reheat the left over oil and juices, add all the vegetables and fry till you see some brown
- Add the vegetables to the clay pot with the beef
- Then add 4 cups of water to the pot, along with 2 tsp of concentrated bone broth
- Place the 3 bay leaves side by side with the Thyme and garlic on top
- Pop the lid on and place the clay pot into the oven
- Cook at 200C for 1 hour 30 minutes
- After 1 hour and 30 minutes, take the pot out of the oven and add the green peas
- Put the pot back in the oven at 180C and cook for another 30 minutes
If you find the broth level has lowered and the vegetables are now sticking out, add some more water until it reaches the same level as the vegetables.
After the 2 hours, turn off the heat and let the stew sit in the oven for as long as you want. It should stay warm for hours and continue to cook and infuse all the flavours together nicely.
Honestly, nothing beats a good stew during the cold winter. The sound of bubbling broths, the smell of all the ingredients dancing away in their pot and you cannot forget the buttery, crunchy bread that goes with it!