Basic Beef Stew

Recipe by PanNan
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add meat; brown well.
  • Add onion and garlic; saute until transparent.
  • Add 4 cups water (slightly less if using pressure cooker) and tomato sauce.
  • Add bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes.
  • Add carrots, potatoes and peas.
  • Cover and cook 30 minutes on medium low or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add corn starch slurry if sauce is too watery.
  • Bring stew to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil 1 minute.
  • Add Maggi seasoning and serve with crusty rolls.
  • **Note-Time can be reduced if cooking in a pressure cooker.
  • However, please check your pressure cooker instruction booklet for proper times.
  • Each pressure cooker is different.
  • Mine reduces time by 1/3.
  • Some others reduce cooking time by 2/3.
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RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@PanNan
Contributor
“I know, I know, not another beef stew recipe. But, after reviewing 5 pages of beef stew recipes posted here, this does not appear to be a duplicate. It's our favorite. When I use my pressure cooker it's ready in less than an hour, and the flavor can't be beat. Note for the World Tour participants - stews are an English tradition, and typically include meat and root vegetables. English peas are also very common in British cookery.”