This Red Wine Beef Stew recipe is pure comfort but it takes a while to prepare, so make it on a day when you have some time to spare. Serve it with crusty bread or over rice to capture every drop of the rich gravy.
- 1 (4-lb.) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
- 4 tablespoons flour, divided
- 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup dry red wine*
- 2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans low-sodium beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 small turnip
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms
- 16 ounces baby carrots
How to Make It:
Cut beef into 2- to 2 1/2-inch pieces; pat with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Combine 3 Tbsp. flour, 1 tsp. salt, paprika, and pepper in a bowl; toss beef with flour mixture.
Cook beef, in batches, in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 4 to 6 minutes or until brown. Remove beef from Dutch oven. Add red wine, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of Dutch oven. Return beef to Dutch oven; add broth, thyme, bay leaf, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
Meanwhile, peel turnip, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Halve mushrooms. Add turnip, mushrooms, and carrots to stew. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat is fork-tender.
Whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp. flour and 1/4 tsp. salt until blended; whisk 1/2 cup hot broth into flour mixture until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into stew until smooth. Cook, stirring often, 20 minutes or until thickened.
*Beef broth may be substituted.