Homemade Beef Stew

beef-stew

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 lb beef for stewing
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 32oz low sodium carton of beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. finely diced rosemary
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 red potatoes, quartered
  • 5 carrots, chopped in 1 inch pieces
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped in 1 inch pieces
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons water
  1. In a large pot, add oil and brown beef over medium high heat.  (You may need to do this in batches).
  2. Add beef broth, rosemary, parsley, garlic, and black pepper.  Bring everything to a boil and let simmer 1 hour.  While broth is simmering, wash and chop vegetables.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots, celery and onions to pot.
  4. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to pot.
  5.  Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  6. Enjoy by itself, over rice, or over biscuits.

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