A must try stew recipe! It's packed with pieces of tender beef and loaded with hearty veggies, plus you love the classic, comforting Italian flavors here.
Ready in: 4hours55minutes
3celery ribs, chopped into 1/2-inch thick pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1large yellow onion, diced
4clovesgarlic, finely minced
5Tbspolive oil, divided
2 1/2lbsbeef shoulder, chuck roast or rump roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4cupslow-sodium beef broth
1Tbspred wine vinegar
2(15 oz) cansdiced tomatoes
3/4tspdried rosemary, crushed
8ozcremini mushroom, sliced (optional)
4medium carrots, chopped into 1/2-inch thick pieces (2 cups)
1 1/2lbsRusset potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
3Tbspchopped fresh basil
3Tbspchopped fresh parsley
Parmesan or Romano cheese, for serving (optional)
Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large enameled cast iron pot over medium-high heat. Once hot add celery and onion and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Pour mixture into a heat proof bowl and set aside.
Place beef in a large resealable bag, add flour and season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper). Seal bag and toss well to evenly coat beef in flour.
Return pot to medium-high heat, add remaining 3 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot add half of the beef and cook tossing occasionally until beef has browned, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Transfer browned beef to a plate then add another 1 Tbsp oil to pot and add remaining half of the beef and brown.
Slowly add 1 cup broth and then add red wine vinegar and beef on plate and cook, stirring frequently while scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned bits on bottom, until sauce has thickened.
Add remaining 3 cups beef broth, diced tomatoes, oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, bay leaves, mushrooms and sauteed veggie mixture. Bring mixture just to a boil, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes and carrots and cook about 1 1/2 longer until beef and veggies are very tender.
Serve warm sprinkled with fresh basil and parsley and parmesan if desired.