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Delicious and Hearty Stew Recipe: A Cozy Comfort Food Favorite!

Stew is a hearty and comforting dish that warms the soul and satisfies the taste buds. Originating from various cultures around the world, stew is a versatile meal that can be customized with different ingredients to suit your preferences. In this recipe, we’ll be making a classic beef stew that is packed with flavor and perfect for a cozy night in.


  • 1.5 pounds of beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of flour (optional for thickening)

Preparation Steps:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the beef stew meat and brown on all sides.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 1-2 hours until the meat is tender.
  5. If you prefer a thicker stew, mix the flour with a little water to form a paste and stir it into the stew. Let simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

Cooking Time & Servings:
This beef stew recipe takes approximately 2 hours to prepare and cook. It serves 4-6 people, depending on portion size.

Nutritional Information:
Per serving:

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 18g

Tips and Tricks:

  • For a twist, you can add red wine or Worcestershire sauce to enhance the flavor of the stew.
  • To make this recipe vegetarian, substitute the beef stew meat with mushrooms or tofu.
  • Serve the stew with crusty bread or over a bed of rice for a complete meal.

This classic beef stew recipe is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a chilly day. Try making it at home and enjoy the rich flavors and aromas that will fill your kitchen. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media and let us know how it turned out! Happy cooking!

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