Sunday, 15 April 2012

Simple Beef Stew


1kg Stewing Beef Cubes
3 tablespoons of olive oil
3 onions, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
3 stalks of celery
1 head of garlic, peeled
3 cups red wine
1/4 cup of tomato paste
400ml beef stock
3 bay leaves
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt and pepper 


1. Heat oil in a large pot, season beef with salt and pepper and brown evenly and thoroughly. 
2. Remove and reserve on a plate, and then add onions, carrot and celery to the pot. Sauté, making sure to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan until the vegetables are caramelized.
3. Add garlic, wine, thyme, bay leaves and tomato paste and stir well. 
4. Add beef stock and beef and bring to a simmer, covered, for 2-3 hours, until meat is very tender.
5. Enjoy! 

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