Northern Italian Beef Stew11 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 4 hr 20 min
- Ready In: 4 hr 50 min
“This hearty beef and vegetable stew that can be made in the slow-cooker is a family favorite. It is also the backbone for an excellent beef soup, if you actually find yourself with leftovers.” - by Chef Karen Calabro
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in batches in hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes per batch. Remove browned beef cubes to a plate lined with paper towels, keeping skillet over heat and retaining the beef drippings.
- Cook and stir onion, celery, and carrots in the retained beef drippings until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir mushrooms and garlic into the onion mixture.
- Pour red wine into the pan; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking the mixture until the wine evaporates, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir tomatoes into the mixture.
- Return beef to skillet with potatoes, basil, thyme, marjoram, and sage. Pour beef stock and tomato sauce over the mixture. Bring the liquid to a simmer.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer until the beef is very tender and the sauce is thick, 4 to 6 hours.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 476 cal
- 10.2 g
- 34.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"I used two and a half pounds of stew meat because honestly, I can't afford top round. I also used sliced baby bella mushrooms instead of crimini. I did not have time to make this in a dutch oven. I br..." See moreowned the meat in the oil, then added it to my crockpot with the celery and the carrots. I then sauteed the onions and garlic in the drippings with a little butter until the onions turned translucent, then I deglazed the pan with the wine. I poured all of it into the crockpot, then added the tomatoes, potatoes, spices, beef stock and tomato sauce. I let this cook all day until my family got home. I made homemade yeast rolls to go with. This was one of the best stews I've ever made. It's got a beef burgundy feel to it, it's rich and decadent tasting. I had a big bowl when I got home from work and it was like eating a big hug. EXCELLENT recipe."
"Delicious! I didn't have fresh tomatoes, so I used canned diced. Also, I didn't have all the herbs recommended, so I used dried Rosemary, Thyme and Basil. Used Chiati for the red wine and it went b..." See moreeautifully with the finished product. Best beef stew I have ever made! Such an easy recipe too! My husband loved it!"
"I tried this recipe for the first time a few weeks ago. We were pleasantly surprised at how flavorful it was; we loved it so much that I am making it again today. This will be our favorite go to throu..." See moreghout the winter season. We did add a few other vegetables that we had around the house; this recipe easily lends itself to being tweaked to each persons liking. Having a recipe that uses such affordable cuts of meat make it even more appealing to a single income family like us; you could throw in some rice or a pasta and stretch it even that much further. Thank you so much chef Karen for this wonderful meal."
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