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Feb 3, 2013

Winter Warmup: Beef Vegetable Stew

It's getting colder here in Ontario - below freezing nearly every day this past week and into the weekend. Sounds like a perfect time for some hearty beef stew loaded with fresh vegetables.

Beef Vegetable Stew

My mother-in-law is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation right now. It's difficult because you want to help so much but there isn't much you can do - so I do what I can by sending over food that is high in nutrition, and that is easy to keep down.

I want to share the recipe with you because I think you'd like it too.

You'll need:
1/2 lb stewing beef cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup flour
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 cup broccoli, chopped (I used broccoli slaw)
1 sweet pepper, chopped
1 cup kale, chopped
1/2 large can diced tomatoes
beef stock (about half a carton or 2 cans)
salt
pepper
oil
spices

Beef Vegetable Stew

Mix 1/4 cup of flour with pepper and toss the stew beef until well coated. In a large saucepan heat some oil and brown the meat, then remove to a plate for later.

Beef Vegetable Stew

In the same pan add the onion and garlic, cooking until soft. Add the rest of the flour, stir, and heat for 30 seconds. Pour in some of the beef stock, stirring until the pan is deglazed.

Beef Vegetable Stew

Add the rest of the beef stock and bring to a boil. Return the meat to the pot along with the carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes. Add more beef stock if necessary. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add the kale and season to taste. I used oregano, basil, greek seasoning, and coconut aminos. You could also add parsnips, potatoes, corn, or just about any vegetable you have on hand.

Beef Vegetable Stew

Serve with crusty bread or crackers. This recipe makes at least 6 large servings.

Beef Vegetable Stew

Beef Vegetable Stew

Beef Vegetable Stew


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24 comments:

Katrine said...

I have some beef in the freezer and I was just thinking I should find a good soup recipe for it. Thanks! I found you from Make Something Monday.

Joanne Mudd said...

Looks yummy Barb! I was thinking of making soup this week too. I'm so sorry to hear about Tom's Mom. Is she staying with you while she goes through treatment?

Shannon said...

This stew looks delicious! I am pinning it now :) Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Sarah Anderson said...

This looks super yummy!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The weather is quite cold here in Brittany this week, nowhere as cold as Ontario, of course, but still cold enough to make me feel like eating good hearty food. Thanks for the recipe!

Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.co said...

This looks absolutely delicious, and hearty enough to warm the tummy on a cold winter day. Thank you for sharing!


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Lisa said...

Do you think you could pressure can this soup? I have limited freezer space but like to have a few things made up ahead of time for emergencies. Emergency = don't have any idea what to make for dinner.

emily said...

yummy!! I love soup this time of year. Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/sew-fab-e-pattern-sale-and-giveaway.html

Crystelle Boutique said...

Count me in! I love mushrooms and kale. What a super yummy hearty stew...!


hugs x
crystelle

BarbSteadman said...

My favourites too!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

First I had to Google "pressure can"! :-) I think you definitely could. Something I do with hamburger that I think could work here too is I put a large serving in a really strong Ziploc bag and pound the hamburger flat (don't pound the soup!) then I stack them in the freezer. With the soup you could lay them flat in the freezer until they freeze and then stack them. Enables you to use the whole space!

BarbSteadman said...

You're welcome! Keep warm!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks, Shannon!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks for stopping by!

BarbSteadman said...

Emailed you. Let me know how your soup turns out!

The Busy Bee's said...

This looks really good. Perfect for these cold days.

We are hosting a link party that is live today. We would like to invite you to link up and share this with our readers.

Thanks!

The Busy Bee's,

Myrna and Joye.

http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

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becolorful said...

This looks amazing and HEALTHY. Gotta love that. I have tried incorporating fruits and veggies into every meal now so this is another great recipe option. thanks for sharing.
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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

Delicious! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

All of my favorite ingredients! I think I would love this stew :)

Thanks for sharing at my link party last weekend! This weeks party is now live. Hope to see you there!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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