Country French Beef Stew

Recipe by Kaccy G.
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • If using dry beans, rinse beans.
  • In a large saucepan combine drained beans and the 4 cups water.
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  • (Or, place beans in water in pan. Cover and let soak in a cool place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.) Drain and rinse beans.
  • Place flour and pepper in a plastic bag.
  • Add beef pieces, a few at a time, shaking to coat.
  • In a 4- or 6-quart Dutch oven brown half of the beef in 1 tablespoon of the hot oil; remove beef.
  • Add remaining oil, remaining beef, onion, and garlic to Dutch oven.
  • Cook until beef is brown and onion is tender.
  • Drain fat, if necessary.
  • Stir in wine, scraping until the brown bits are dissolved.
  • Return all beef to Dutch oven.
  • Stir in beans, soup stock or broth, tomato, and dried thyme (if using).
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Add carrots and parsnips.
  • Return to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes more or until beef and vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in fresh thyme (if using).
  • If desired, garnish with parsley.
  • *Note:If using canned beans, decrease soup stock or broth to 1 cup.
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