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Beef Stew

Points: 8 (approximately)
Beef Stew
If you are totally sick of chicken, this is a good option. Even if you're not sick of chicken, it's still a great meal. This goes good with a nice side salad for dinner, then pack up the leftovers for lunch the next day. Recipe makes about 6 servings.
Total Cook/Prep time: 2.5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs beef chuck (boneless and trimmed - 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 2 onions (one diced - one whole)
  • 2 - 3 cups sliced potatoes
  • 3 large carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups string beans
  • 1 package frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup red cooking wine
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tbsp beef bullion (base or powder)
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 bay leaf
  • spray of olive oil (or cooking spray)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

Heat a stock pot on medium - high heat

Spray with olive oil spray (or regular cooking spray) and add the beef to the pot

Allow the beef to brown slightly on one side, then add the diced onions and red cooking wine

Cook until meat is no longer pink and the wine has reduced somewhat (15 minutes)

Add the carrots, string beans, potatoes, whole onion, water, corn starch, bullion and bay leaf

Mix to combine

Once the broth has come to a boil, reduce heat to low

Simmer about 2 hours

Add the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking

Remove the whole onion and bay leaf before serving

 

RATING:  
  5 (4 reviews)
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