Italian Beef Stew

How to make an Italian Beef Stew.

Ingredients: Serves 8

  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar mushroom and garlic spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can ready to use beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Mix well then add the beef chunks and toss until beef is evenly coated.
  3. In a large pot, heat the oil over high heat.
  4. Add the beef and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned.
  5. Stir in the red wine and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the spaghetti sauce, beef broth, water, bay leaf, potatoes and carrots.
  7. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  9. Stir in the peas and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  10. Simmer for 5 minutes then serve.
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