Classic Beef Stew


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Classic Beef Stew
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Recipe type: Entrees
Cuisine: Winter
Serves: 8
  • 4 pounds grass fed/organic bottom round beef roast, well-trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (or look for “beef stew meat” that is pre-cut and frozen at your local health food store
  • ¼ cup arrowroot starch
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ghee or olive oil for the pan
  • 1 6-ounce glass jar tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ribs of organic celery, quartered
  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 1 pound organic russet potatoes quartered
  • ½ pound organic carrots (about 2 cups), quartered
  • 2 cups organic beef broth (homemade is best)
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen organic peas
  1. Toss beef with salt, pepper and arrowroot or flour. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chunks of meat on each side. Transfer to a 4-6 quart slow cooker or leave in skillet if using a Dutch oven.
  2. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and coat the onions; transfer to the cooker or leave in skillet if using a Dutch oven.
  3. Pour the wine and Worcestershire into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits; add to the cooker. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, thyme, and bay leaf.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours if using a slow cooker. If using a Dutch oven cook for 2- 4 hours in a 250◦ oven or over low heat on the stove top. Add the peas and heat through 10 minutes before serving.