Italian Beef Stew



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GETTING STEWED

This Italian beef stew recipe is just unbelievable. It's a great weekend recipe that tastes better and better every time you make it.


I'm thinking it's the wine that gives it that added flavor. Not the wine I drank but the wine I added. It was the first time I made this Italian beef stew using red wine and it made a world of difference.

I bought a great loaf of Italian bread and finished the wine I used in the stew. It was the best.

I'm sure this recipe will get you the most.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds of stew meat already cut up into chunks
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 15oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 15oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of water or enough to cover vegetables
  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine or a little more depending on taste
  • 2 green bell pepper cut in large chunks
  • 2 onions cut in half and sliced
  • 5 carrots peeled and cut into circles
  • 1 large zucchini sliced into circles
  • 1/2 pound of fresh green beans
  • 4 stalks of celery sliced in small pieces
  • 5 small baking potatoes cut into pieces
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbls of dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

    PREPARATION

  • Trim the fat off the meat
  • Dredge meat in flour and shake off any excess.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Slice an dice all your vegetables.
  • In a large brown the meat in oil stirring so it doesn't stick to much.
  • Add garlic,oregano and salt and pepper and stir some more.
  • Add wine and let simmer for about ten minutes and keep on stirring.
  • Add all the vegetable and stir. I think you get the idea about stirring by now.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and water so the vegetables are covered and stir.
  • Simmer about 1 hour and a half covered

    Serve in a nice bowl and don't forget the bread and the wine.

    Enjoy!



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