Rustic Beef Stew with Red Wine

rustic beef stew

We’re on a red wine kick here at The PinterTest Kitchen. Last week, I posted a sweet red wine cupcake recipe, but I wanted to share another great red wine recipe in case you had some wine left over that you needed to use.

Hahahaha…just kidding. Like there’s ever be wine left over. What does that even mean?

But in case you want to open a NEW bottle (As though you need an excuse!), this recipe is perfect. My boyfriend LOVES beef stew, and I love that this recipe, which I found on Pinterest from My Baking Addiction, is “rustic.” Rustic is code for “doesn’t require as much work because it doesn’t involve chopping a crap ton of veggies to look uniform. You can throw this together in ten minutes and just let it simmer on the stove until you’re ready to eat.

yum beef stew

If you don’t like red wine for some reason, you can use some extra broth instead. I’ll look the other way. But really, I think the red wine definitely gives this a deeper, intense flavor, and don’t worry – the alcohol cooks out of it.

Don’t like the veggie combinations I used? Easy peasy, just throw in whatever you have in the fridge. Even peas, making the “easy peasy” comment drastically more relevant than it usually is when I say it.

The longer you cook it, the better this recipe gets. It needs at least 2 hours on the stovetop in your dutch oven, but you can keep it going longer. I like it for get-togethers when people are arriving at different times. That way, it tastes just as good for the fashionably late crowd as it did for the annoyingly early. Or it’s great when you want to get dinner going for your spouse and aren’t sure when they’ll be getting home.

beef stew

Yes, that’s a chicken towel for a picture of beef stew. I realize how ridiculous that is, but I have chickens all over my kitchen! The bowl I got at a thrift shop, so I can’t help ya out with that one, but the chicken towel is available here.

Here’s the recipe:

Rustic Beef Stew with Red Wine

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Rustic Beef Stew with Red Wine

This beef stew is easy to make and you can customize with your favorite veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 pounds cubed chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 3 large potatoes, cubed
  • 2-3 handfuls baby carrots
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon A-1 steak sauce
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. Mix together the flour, garlic powder, and onion powder together. Toss beef cubes in it.
  2. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the beef cubes and sear until browned on all sides (they do not have to be cooked through).
  3. Remove the beef cubes and deglaze the dutch oven with the wine, scraping to get the brown bits off the bottom.
  4. Once wine has reduced slightly, add the beef back to the dutch oven. Add the broth, rosemary, parsley, pepper, and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook with lid on for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. After 1 hour, add veggies, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and A-1 sauce. Cook with lid on for at least one more hour, stirring occasionally. Add more broth or a little water if stew begins to look dry.
  7. About 10 minutes before service, mix together cornstarch and water. Pour into stew to thicken. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
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2 thoughts on “Rustic Beef Stew with Red Wine

  1. That sounds so good. I love a bowl of beef stew when the weather’s cold outside. I guess, it’s a comfort food. I’ve never tried it with the red wine before. I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks!

  2. This is a great recipe, I’m ready to give it a try! Once you get it going, you’re good to go relax or read, until dinner! Thanks for posting! I’m going to pin this one!

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