Classic Beef & Mushroom Stew
Picture this: a comforting pot simmering on your stove, filling your home with the irresistible aroma of slow-cooked goodness. Our Classic Beef & Mushroom Stew is more than a dish; it’s a memory in the making. As the weather turns chilly, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a hearty stew that warms you from the inside out.
This stew is a medley of tender beef chunks and earthy mushrooms, married together in a rich broth that’s been lovingly simmered with aromatic vegetables and a touch of red wine. Every spoonful is a journey through layers of deep, savory flavors that come together harmoniously. The melt-in-your-mouth beef, the umami-rich mushrooms, and the savory-sweet undertones of the wine create a symphony of taste that’s hard to resist.
- 2 lbs beef chuck, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
- In the same pot, add the onions, carrots, and mushrooms. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the garlic and tomato paste, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Return the beef to the pot. Pour in the red wine and beef broth, and season with thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is fork-tender.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve the stew hot, garnished with fresh thyme.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 3 hours
Yield: 6 servings
Aromatic beef and mushroom stew simmered to perfection, creating a warm and flavorful experience in every spoonful.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g
Picture yourself gathered around the table with loved ones, ladling out generous portions of this hearty stew. The tender beef, the velvety broth, and the heartiness of the mushrooms will transport you to a place of comfort and contentment. This Classic Beef & Mushroom Stew isn’t just a recipe; it’s a hug in a bowl, a celebration of timeless flavors that bring joy to both the cook and the diner. So next time you’re seeking the ultimate comfort food, remember this stew—it’s a classic for a reason.