This classic French beef stew is the ultimate cold weather comfort food. After a few hours in the oven, the meat becomes meltingly tender and enveloped in a rich wine sauce.
1 -1 1/2 lb cubed beef stew meat
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped fine
1 carrot, chopped fine
1/4 cup finely chopped celery, with a few minced leaves
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 pinch thyme
3 1/2 cups beef broth
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 onions, diced
Put flour, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag.
Heat oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven.
Place meat in bag with the flour and shake until well coated.
Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil and stir until slightly browned, Add remaining flour from the bag and the finely chopped onion.
Stir until well browned.
Add finely chopped carrot and next 4 ingredients.
Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours (stirring every 15 minutes).
Add diced potatoes, carrots, and onions, cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.