Marshall's Beef Stew

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Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
2 hrs

Simply, a hearty and delicious beef stew that I've enjoyed making for my family for years. The subtle flavour of the savory and thyme infused throughout with the fresh taste of good quality beef and vegetables makes this a satisfying and enjoyable meal throughout any season. Tastes even more delicious the following day!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cut meat into small cubes and dredge in enough flour to evenly coat meat. Heat olive oil on medium in heavy dutch oven pot and saute meat for 5-7 minutes until evenly browned. Remove to a bowl.
  2. Heat bacon drippings on medium in same pot and saute chopped onions, celery stalk and green pepper for 5 minutes until soft. Add minced garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Add tomato paste, thyme, savory, bay leaves, salt, pepper, browned meat, chopped carrots on a diagonal, small cubed potatoes and optional red wine and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix remaining flour (1/4 cup or so) with enough beef stock until thickened and smooth and add to the pot along with the peas, optional corn, beef stock (pouring in enough to cover meat and vegetables) and simmer partially covered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours to cook and thicken. Toss in chopped parsley and adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Discard herb stems and bay leaves. If a thicker stew is preferred, mix in more pre-mixed flour and broth in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Enjoy!