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Heart Warming Stew

A one pot wonder! This stew is full of garlic, herbs and meaty deliciousness. An easy comfort food meal!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs stew meat e.g. beef, elk, deer. chopped into roughly 2-3" pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks ends trimmed, roughly chopped
  • 3 medium carrots roughly chopped
  • 3 small sweet peppers (any color) deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup kale finely chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or pot, add olive oil and warm over a medium heat. 

  2. Add in the chopped onion, celery, carrots and peppers, and saute for 5-10 mins, till vegetables are softened and caramelized at the edges, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in minced garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes till aromatic.

  4. Add tomato paste, rosemary, oregano, basil and sage, and stir till well combined with the vegetables. This will wake up the flavors of the herbs and make the kitchen smell amazing!

  5. Add in the stew meat, salt, pepper and beef stock. Stir slowly till the seasonings have mixed well with the broth. 

  6. Increase the heat to medium-high, bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. 

  7. Cook for 1.5 to 2.5 hrs, or until the meat is falling-apart tender. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired. If you like, you can garnish with a little kale for added nourishment.