Classic Tuscan Braised Beef Stew

Slow cooking beef but not in the slow-cooker. This beef will be so tender and delicate you won't believe it, and this recipe will become one of your favourites

  • ( Scored 5 on 1 reviews )

Michele:

Beef stew is such an excellent comfort food for me, and this version is right up my alley. It reminds me of a delicious beef stew I enjoyed just outs...

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You're going to want to prep ahead when making this recipe because the cooking time is long.  So worth it, but be sure to give yourself the time you need.  A simple ingredient list promises you an easy dish to prepare, so you can certainly make your side dishes to accompany your main course during the cooking time of your Beef stew.

Pair your beef stew with a lovely side dish of Cannellini Beans with Thyme Sauce, or Roasted Potatoes, and bring Tuscany to your table tonight.

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Ingredients

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Classic Tuscan Braised Beef Stew ingredients

  • Beef round 800 grams
  • Celery (Stalk) 1
  • Yellow Onion 1
  • Carrot 1
  • Red wine 1 cup
  • Canned tomato 200 grams
  • Tomato concentrate 1 table-spoon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Black Pepper as needed
  • Fresh mixed herbs as needed

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Preparation

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for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the Tuscan beef stew base

Cut Beef Round into large cubes approximately 2-3cm in size.  

Heat nonstick mid-size sautè pan over medium-high heat.  When pan is warmed up, add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and add meat cubes into pan leaving a bit of room between each piece.  

Brown all sides of beef cubes to seal juices inside.  Once all sides have browned thoroughly, remove pan from heat. 

 

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the beef stew base

Wash and dry celery, finely dice, set aside.  Peel onion and finely dice, set aside.  Peel carrot and finely dice, set aside.  

In mid-size sautè pan, coat bottom with extra virgin olive oil and add all diced vegetables.  Add select mixed herbs (Chef Michele suggests rosemary, sage, and bay leaves).  When vegetables are slightly softened and flavors have begun to blend, add browned meat to vegetables.  

Adjust heat to medium high, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and add glass of red wine.

When wine has evaporated add tinned tomato and the tomato paste.  Stir well, cover pan and allow to simmer for at least 2 hours, or until meat is soft and tender.  

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3

Of 3

Finish the dish and serve

When meat is tender and stew is finished cooking, remove from heat.

Ladle into individual serving dishes, and serve promptly while warm.

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Reviews

Michele Thursday 5th of November 2020

Stewy goodness

Beef stew is such an excellent comfort food for me, and this version is right up my alley. It reminds me of a delicious beef stew I enjoyed just outside of Florence, in a small town called Impruneta. I also found some gorgeous terracotta pots there too, but my main focus was the wonderful stew. I think a side of fried polenta might only improve our dining experience.

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