Braised Beef and Vegetables

Author: Canadian Living

Sherry and paprika point to Spain as the inspiration for this vegetable-rich stew.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2005

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb stewing beef cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed turnips
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed rutabaga
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

In large shallow Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Set aside on paper towel--lined plate. Drain off fat in pan.

Meanwhile, cut beef into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes, trimming off fat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add oil to pan; brown beef, in batches. Remove to separate plate. Drain off any fat.

Add onion, garlic and carrots to pan; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Return bacon and beef with any accumulated juices to pan; add bay leaf, thyme, sage and paprika. Stir in stock, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water and sherry; bring to boil, stirring and scraping up brown bits.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add potatoes and turnip; simmer, covered and stirring often, until beef and vegetables are tender, 30 to 45 minutes.

Whisk flour with 2/3 cup (150 mL) water; whisk into pan and simmer over medium heat until thickened, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 10 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 383 mg
  • Protein 19 g
  • Calories 245.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 42 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 75.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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