Hearty beef stew is a cold-weather favourite. Use a well-marbled pot roast for the best flavour; the fat will melt while the beef cooks, which will help tenderize the meat.
- Prep time 55 minutes
- Total time 2 hours & 30 minutes
- Portion size 8 servings
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1.5 kg boneless beef blade pot roast , cut in 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pkg (227 g) cremini mushrooms , sliced
- 2 ribs celery , diced
- 1 onion , diced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 450 g mini white potatoes , scrubbed and quartered
- 3 large carrots , cut diagonally in 1-1/2-inch pieces
- 10 sprigs fresh thyme
- 6 sprigs fresh parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 cups sodium-reduced beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cups frozen peas
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper. Add beef; toss to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp of the butter and half of the oil over medium heat until melted; cook half of the beef mixture, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl. Repeat with 1 tbsp of the remaining butter and the remaining oil and beef mixture.
In same pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms, celery and onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef mixture and any accumulated juices to pan. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley, bay leaves, broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally and scraping to loosen any remaining browned bits.
Cover and braise in 350°F oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; discard thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 621 mg
- Sugars 6 g
- Protein 44 g
- Calories 464
- Total fat 21 g
- Potassium 1266 mg
- Cholesterol 123 mg
- Saturated fat 9 g
- Total carbohydrate 26 g
- Iron 40
- Folate 23
- Calcium 8
- Vitamin A 122
- Vitamin C 33