Comforting Beef Stew...just Like Grandma Used to Make

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat olive oil on medium low in Dutch oven or big soup pot.
  • Pour flour into plastic bag (1 gallon).
  • Place cubed meat inside & shake vigorously.
  • Swirl meat w/ wooden spoon to coat thoroughly.
  • Pour meat & finely chopped onion into Dutch oven.
  • Wait approximately 1.5 minutes then add 2 tsp of garlic,.
  • remaining flour, salt & pepper. Stir until browned.
  • (Be careful not to burn the garlic).
  • Add finely chopped carrots, finely chopped celery, diced onions & stir.
  • Add broth, potatoes, diced onions, remaining garlic, parsley, thyme, basil, then stir.
  • Bring to a boil, stir & reduce heat to low. Cover & simmer for 1.5 hours, stirrin frequently (approx. every 20-30 minutes.).
  • Add stewed tomatoes, sliced carrots & celery. Stir thoroughly & cook for 25 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and peas (if applicable) and stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon soup into bowls & serve w/ toasted sourdough or french bread w/ butter.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating. (Soup will be scalding hot.) Enjoy :0).
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