2 hrs 20 mins
Chef #365329's Note:
I honestly don't remember where this one came from - I just have a photocopy. But it is an incredibly flavorful stew. Great over polenta, couscous, potatoes. Stored in a tightly covered container, this stew will freeze well for up to 6 months, though the basil will darken in color. You might want to freshen it up with some fresh shredded basil or chopped parsley.
My Private Note
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- 2 lbs lean stewing beef, such as bottom round, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup dry vermouth
- 1 (28 ounce) can peeled Italian tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juices reserved
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup quartered and pitted kalamata olive
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomato, strips drained
- 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaf, shredded
- 1Pat the meat dry. In a large flameproof casserole, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the meat in 2 batches and cook, turning, until nicely browned, about 5 minutes per batch. As the meat is cooked, remove it to a plate.
- 2Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are golden and beginning to brown around the edges, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour int he vermouth and boil until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes with their juices, the vinegar, black pepper, hot pepper, and 1-1/2 cups water.
- 3Add the meat to the sauce, along with any juices that have collected on the plate. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 1-1/4 hours. Add the olives and simmer 20 to 30 minutes longer, or until the meat is tender.
- 4Add the sun-dried tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes. (The stew can be made to this point up to 2 days in advance.) Just before serving, stir in the fresh basil.
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Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Beef Stew With Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Basil
Serving Size: 1 (279 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 414.7
- Calories from Fat 208
- Total Fat 23.2 g
- Saturated Fat 7.6 g
- Cholesterol 110.5 mg
- Sodium 212.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
- Sugars 6.6 g
- Protein 33.6 g