A cold winter calls for a warm one-pot meal that has meat and warming ingredients. One dish that I would recommend is the cozy beef stew. It is not only delicious, it can really fill you up well and the stew is so great in keeping you satisfied and warm in this coldest season of the year.
Today you will learn a different kind of cozy beef stew. This one will have a richer taste that will redefine the dish for you and your family. Here are the ingredients for this cozy beef stew.
- 2 ½ lbs of beef cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 15 oz cans of mixed, undrained vegetables
- 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 3 whole potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 14.5 oz can of whole tomatoes, chopped or crushed
- 1 can of beef stock
- Half a teaspoon of black pepper
Cooking the Stew
Pour the 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pot. Use high heat to heat the oil for a few minutes then start adding the onions, pepper, garlic and the cubes of beef into the pot. Stir the mixture frequently for 10 minutes or until the beef has turned brown. Add the remaining ingredients into the pot. Continue to simmer and stir and let the stew boil. Then reduce the heat to medium level and close the pot. Let it cook for an hour or until the meat is already tender.
You can also use hazelnut oil as a substitute. Or you can just stick to vegetable oil if you are not confident enough to experiment. Cooking by the tried and tested rules will more like produce tasty results for you and your family. But if you do find the time do experiment and be sure that another family member is there to test your new dish. It is even recommended to have one of your kids taste test your new cozy beef stew recipe so that you will have an idea if your kids will love it.
The Argan oil is a good ingredient to add after cooking the dish. This Moroccan oil has a strong nutty smell and flavor which is why we only use a small amount for this dish. A small amount of Argan oil is all it takes to add a richer flavor to the cozy beef stew. Too much and you will have too much nutty taste and aroma from the dish.
Of course there are other dishes where the main ingredient is beef and can be cooked in a single pot. It’s just that this cozy beef stew is easy to prepare and has a rich taste that you and your family will surely enjoy. So add this cozy beef stew in your winter recipes. The coldest season of the year becomes warmer especially when the stew is shared with family, loved ones and dear friends.