Ultimate Beef Stew

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Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
3 hrs

This stew recipe came from "Tyler's Ultimate" on the Food Network. It is FANTASTIC. The beef comes out tender and delicious. The orange peel and cloves create a great, warm flavor. Use a good bottle of wine and you will taste the difference! Serve with some crusty bread, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat a large heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium high heat with oil and butter.
  2. While pan is heating, arrange flour on a large dish. Season the cubed beef with some salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
  3. Shake of excess flour, then add beef in a single layer to pan, being careful not to over crowd. You might have to work in batches.
  4. Thoroughly brown beef on all sides. Remove to a plate and reserve.
  5. Add wine to the pan and bring up to a simmer. Scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen tasty bits.
  6. Add meat once wine is hot. Add thyme, smashed garlic, orange zest strip, ground cloves, salt and pepper to taste, and bay leaves. Stir to combine.
  7. Add beef stock. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered until the liquid starts to thicken, about 15-20 minute.
  8. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 1/2 hours.
  9. After 2 hours, add potatoes, carrots, onions, and a pinch of sugar to balance out the acid in the wine.
  10. Turn up heat and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  11. Add the peas during the last minute of cooking. Season with salt and pepper. Remove thyme sprigs and orange peel.
  12. Serve with crusty peasant bread. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.