Beef Stew

At times it can be a challenge trying to find recipes for a family of 4-5 with varying tastes.
This recipe includes an option for a delicious kid preparation external to the adult version.

2-5 Lb Chuck Roast
4-5 Carrots
5 Celery Stalks
1 Vidalia Onion (Peeled)
3 Garlic Cloves (Diced or Smashed)
Red Wine
Beef Stock (not pictured)
Ground Rosemary
Parsley Flakes
Kosher Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Parsley (Optional)


Dutch Oven and Skillet
Chopping Boards
Vegetable Peeler
Start by slicing roast into large cubes reserve some for the kiddos.

Be sure to trim away any unwanted fat,

Although most of the alcohol content from the wine cooks away, it’s best to cook the kid’s separate just in case.
Season beef with salt and pepper.
Heat a Dutch oven on high and add some olive oil. Sear the first side for 2-3 mins.
Top with some more salt and pepper.
Add about 2 teaspoons of rosemary and parsley flakes.

Sear the other side for 2-3 mins.
Set aside.
Add some more olive oil.
Add the the diced garlic as pictured here or smashed as seen below. Sauté for 1-2 mins.
Carefully add about 1/4 of red wine, we use Pinot Noir due to its notes of cedar, plum, and vanilla which brings out the flavor of the beef.
Let the red wine reduce by 1/4.
Add the beef back to the mix.
Pour in 1 carton of beef broth or stock.
Nice! Now bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat.
Let cook for 25 mins.

While the beef cooks, sauté the kid version beef by adding olive oil and repeating the searing process, about 2-3 mins per side.
Add about 1/4 cup water to the skillet.
Cover and cook for 10 mins.

While the beef cooks, dice the vegetables.
Set aside.
Add some carrot to the kid version.
Kids older than 1 year, also add onions, carrots, celery, potatoes if desired.

Cover and let cook for another 5 mins. Once the cooking process is complete, let cool for about 10 mins.

For kids under 1 year old, purée, for older kids serve and carefully add seasoning if desired.
Once beef has cooked for about 25 mins add the root vegetables.
Stir and cook for another 20 mins.
If you prefer chop some fresh parsley for a topper.
Don’t forget the kiddos.


Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. Original Photography, Writing, Recipe, Food Design, and Content by Andrea Danielle.

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