Mom’s Secret Recipe Beef Stew
Why I Love This Recipe
Beef stew: for many of us it's the perfect comfort food. It's no secret among Mealtime.org users – this stew is delicious. Nutrient-rich canned tomatoes – great source of vitamins A and C – flavor the savory sauce.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 1/2 pounds lean beef, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups baby carrots or 2 cups sliced carrots, 1-inch thick
Toss beef with flour in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high. Heat until hot. Add the beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally.
Add tomatoes, broth, onion, pepper and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the beef is just tender.
Add the potatoes and carrots; return to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the beef and vegetables are tender.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 280; Total fat 9g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 510mg; Carbohydrate 28g; Fiber 3g; Protein 23g; Vitamin A 90%DV*; Vitamin C 25%DV; Calcium 6%DV; Iron 15%DV