Braised Beef Stew

READY IN: 2hrs




  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot.
  • Season the flour with salt and pepper.
  • Coat the beef cubes in the flour mixture to coat, shaking off excess flour.
  • Brown the beef very well on all sides, then remove to a plate.
  • Add the garlic, onion, and chili flakes to the pot, cooking 3 or 4 minutes, until soft, adding more oil if necessary.
  • Add the tomato paste; stir with the onion/garlic mixture for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the beef broth and wine to the cooked onions, scraping up brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the beef back into the pot with, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and the Dijon mustard (if using).
  • Mix well, and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer, uncovered on top of the stove, or in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 1 hour, or until the meat is fork-tender.
  • Add the carrots and potatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 30 minutes more, or until veggies are tender.