Stew and winter go together right? Gosh, I love stew! (I mean I even eat it in the summer so oh well!) Here in Chicago it has been consistently in the single digits temperature wise so here is a great meal prep dish to keep you nice and warm at work or at home for lunch and dinner for the week!
Veggie Packed Beef Stew
Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 20 minutes
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
3-4 lb chuck roast (cut into 1″ cubes – I buy organic grass fed)
1 medium onion – diced
3 cloves of minced garlic
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley – chopped
6 sprigs thyme
Pink sea salt to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 tbsp. smoked paprika
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1.25 qt. of water
Bag of frozen green peas
1 cup cherry tomatoes – diced
3/4 lb golden potatoes (diced)
1/2 bag of baby carrots diced
Bag of celery – diced
Heat up a large pot on oven over medium flame.
Season the beef cubes with sea salt and black pepper. Toss to coat well with 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Brown cubes. Transfer to bowl and keep warm.
Add 2 tbsp. butter and a lug of olive oil to the pot and sauté the chopped onions until translucent (about 5 mins.)
Add garlic and the red pepper flakes and cook for one more minute
Stir in flour and paprika and cook for another minute or so making sure to not burn mixture.
Deglaze the pot with the warm water whisking as you add it to break up any clumps that might form. Bring to a simmer.
Add the beef cubes back to the pot along with parsley and thyme. Cover with a tight lid and allow it to simmer together for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
Add the potatoes, celery and carrots to stew. Turn the flame to medium and simmer partially covered for another 20 minutes or so until the potatoes are cooked through. Remove from heat.
Add the tomatoes and peas and give the stew a good stir. Cover with the lid for a few minutes until the tomatoes release their juices and the peas are just heated through.
Adjust seasonings to your taste.
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