Homestyle Beef Stew: Hearty One-Pot Meal

There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of Homestyle Beef Stew to warm your soul on a chilly day. This hearty one-pot meal is a timeless classic that brings together tender beef, wholesome vegetables, and a rich broth in every spoonful. Whether it’s a family gathering or a quiet evening at home, this stew is a culinary hug that never goes out of style.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions

  1. Season the beef chunks with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pot, add the diced onion and sauté until translucent.
  5. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Return the beef to the pot and add carrots, potatoes, beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaves.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  8. Cover and let the stew simmer for 2-3 hours, until the beef is tender.
  9. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  10. Discard the bay leaves before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Homestyle Beef Stew is a comforting and hearty one-pot meal that combines tender beef, flavorful vegetables, and a rich broth.

Nutrition information: Calories: 350, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 30g

As you savor each spoonful of this Homestyle Beef Stew, the flavors will transport you to cherished moments around the table. The slow-cooked beef melts in your mouth, while the vegetables soak up the savory broth, creating a symphony of tastes and textures. Serve this stew with a slice of crusty bread to mop up every last bit of goodness.
This recipe embodies the essence of comfort food – it’s a reminder that great meals don’t need to be complicated to be delicious. Share this timeless recipe with your loved ones, and let the aroma of simmering stew fill your home with warmth and love. Homestyle Beef Stew isn’t just food; it’s a hug in a bowl, a taste of home that nourishes both body and soul.