I adapted this from an Emeril recipe for beef stew, which is why the recipe features Emeril's Essence. However, I wanted just a classic beef stew, and not one with turnips and collard greens. I also found that Emeril's recipe cooked the stew for too long and used too much liquid--more like a soup than a stew. So here's my recipe for classic beef stew. By adding most of the vegetables during the last 10 minutes of cooking, they come out nice and firm. I recommend serving the stew on top of rice or wide egg noodles with a dollop of sour cream on top.