Beef Stew

Step 1

Sear the beef, let it cook for a couple of minutes then flip, you want a nice dark brown sear on all edges.

Season the meat and cook

Add the onion to the pot and reduce heat to medium and let the onions cook for 5 minutes or so to soften

Cook the Onions

Step 2

Add the garlic and cook for a minute, stirring once. Now add the tomato paste and cook for a minute or two, making sure to mix everything together well.

Add the Garlic and Tomato Paste

Step 3

Add the browned beef and its juices back to the pot then sprinkle the flour on top of the beef, mix the beef and flour together with the onion mixture and let cook for 2-3 minutes, until no flour streaks remain

Sprinkle the Flour on top of the Beef

Step 4

Now add the wine and again use your spatula to scrape up any dark bits on the bottom of the pan, this is called deglazing the pan.

Add the Wine

Step 5

Finally add the stock and Water

Add Water and Stock

Step 6

Add bay leaves. Mix to fully combine then cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours.

Add Bay Leaves

Step 7

After two hours add the chopped potatoes and carrots and mix to fully immerse them in. Return the Dutch oven to the oven and cook for about another hour, the potatoes should be fork-tender and the meat tender too.

Add Veggies

Step 8