Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 1 h 50 min 10
Old Fashioned Beef Stew
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1 leaf Bay leaf
2 cup Beef broth (stock)
1 kg Beef, chuck, blade, lean (cut into pieces)
1 tbsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
4 medium Carrots (sliced)
2 medium stalk(s) Celery (sliced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
3 sprig Parsley, fresh (to garnish)
3 potato Potato (large, peeled and cut into eighths)
1 cup Wine, table, red
1/2 tsp Rosemary, dried
2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Sunflower oil
1/2 tsp, ground Thyme, dried
1/4 cup All-purpose white flour
2 medium Yellow onion (cut into chunks)


On medium-high heat, add the sunflower oil to a large heavy pot (one that has a tight fitting lid). When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown very well. Do in batches if necessary. Add the salt and pepper as the beef browns. Once browned, remove the beef with a slotted spoon set aside.

Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low, and sprinkle the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add wine and deglaze the pan, scraping any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. The flour will start to thicken the wine as it comes to a simmer. Simmer wine for 5 minutes, and then add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, and the beef. Bring back to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on very low for about 1 hour.

Add potatoes, carrots, and celery, and simmer covered for another 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning. Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with the fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 266
Calories from fat 96
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 10.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 781 mg
Potassium 801 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 26.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.2
Meat 1.3
Vegetables 1.3

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